Supporters

Governors, leaders and organizations across the country support the movement for higher standards for students. Here are just of few of the individuals and groups supporting efforts to raise expectations in American classrooms:

  • U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R – TN)
  • Louisiana Senate Education Chairman Conrad Appel (R – LA)
  • Pennsylvania State Representative Ryan Aument (R – PA)
  • Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R – MS)
  • Craig Barrett, Former CEO and Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation
  • Bill Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education to President Ronald Reagan
  • Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R – IA)
  • Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R – AZ)
  • Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R – FL)
  • The Business Roundtable
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R – NJ)
  • Carlos Curbelo, Miami-Dade School Board Member
  • Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R – IN)
  • Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R – GA)
  • Former Michigan Governor John Engler (R – MI)
  • Chester E. Finn, Jr. President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; Former Assistant Secretary for Education in President Ronald Reagan’s Administration
  • The Foundation for Excellence in Education
  • The Foundation for Florida’s Future
  • Former U.S. Senator Bill Frist (R – TN)
  • Great Lakes Education Project
  • Tennessee Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham (R – TN)
  • F. Phillip Handy, Co-Chair of the Romney-Ryan 2012 National Education Policy Committee and former Chairman of the Florida State Board of Education
  • Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R – TN)
  • Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R – AR)
  • Former Florida Lt. Governor Toni Jennings (R – FL)
  • Florida Senate Education Chairman John Legg (R – FL)
  • Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna (R – ID)
  • New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R – NM)
  • Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (R – WY)
  • Military Child Education Coalition
  • Mission: Readiness
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • Idaho Governor Butch Otter (R – ID)
  • Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R – GA)
  • Michael J. Petrilli, Executive Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; Former U.S. Department of Education official in President George W. Bush’s Administration
  • Utah State Representative Kraig Powell (R – UT)
  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
  • Edward B. Rust, Jr., Chairman and CEO, State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R – NV)
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott (R – FL)
  • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R – MI)
  • Ohio House Education Committee Chairman Gerald Stebelton (R – OH)
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce