MBAEMassachusetts Business Alliance for Education (Boston, MA)
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Noonan, executive director of MBAE, which commissioned the study and helped develop the 1993 Education Reform Act, said MCAS is an assessment designed for a different point in time.
The Acton MBAE challenges students to stand in the shoes of entrepreneur every day, teaching skills that add value to a company from day one," said Jeff Sandefer, founder and one of the Master Teachers of the program.
In addition, over time, we plan to provide parents, educators and the public with an analysis of the practices used by the top performing schools that may explain their great success," said Maura Banta, MBAE chairwoman.
There is surely much of value in the amalgam of ideas, thoughts, and examples that have gone into the MBAE report.
What if I were to tell you the problem is not complacency, as Henry Dinger, the chairman of the MBAE board believes, but rather our one-track approach to education reform -- increasing academic and accountability standards -- has reached a state of diminishing returns.
As the voice of the business community in education for more than 20 years, MBAE has advocated for the highest possible educational standards for Massachusetts students.
The MBAE board voted to recommend that the state adopt the common core.
Lack of funds should not deter us from efforts to meet the 2012 goal of reaching measurable student proficiency in these subjects," MBAE wrote in a statement.