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Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, holds up a copy of Arizona’s plan for implementing the Common Core State standards at a news conference Thursday. Explaining their opposition to GOP bills that would roll back or forbid the standards in Arizona, Hamer and other business leaders said the standards will help the state create a competitive workforce. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Moriah Costa)

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Business leaders rally against bills to roll back, forbid Common Core in Arizona

Several GOP bills to roll back or forbid Arizona's switch to the Common Core State Standards would harm efforts to create a more competitive workforce, business leaders said Thursday.