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A statewide business group is showing its support for Common Core.

Members of the Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville Chambers of Commerce say Common Core offers students better opportunities for their future. The group called Businesses for Tennessee Prosperity argues the new standards improve students' critical thinking, problem solving, and writing skills - all things needed to better prepare them for college and the workforce.

Common core remains a divisive issue. A survey from Knox County teachers last week found 37 percent of teachers think Common Core will not help students; 36 percent think it will.

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