Making the Case for Higher Academic Standards

Jim_allen_162x162 Hilliard Lyons CEO James Allen talks with Bill Goodman about his support for higher academic standards and explains why he believes those standards will result in a better prepared workforce and stronger economy.

As Common Core becomes a political football in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race and the 2016 presidential campaign, one Louisville businessman is embracing the educational standards and what they can help the state’s school children achieve.

“The early returns suggest that we’re making some headway here and we should stick with it,” says James Allen, president, chairman and CEO of Hilliard Lyons. “We need to position our students to compete against the best.”
Allen addressed how higher educational standards benefit the business community in a recent speech at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Summit. He also appeared on One to One to discuss education issues with KET’s Bill Goodman.