National Teacher Certification Fairness Act

National Teacher Certification Fairness Act

Summary

This act creates a level and open playing field between nationally recognized teacher certification programs.

Model Legislation

Section 1. {Short Title.}

The National Teacher Certification Fairness Act.

Section 2. {Open Competition.} Wherever possible in appropriate state statute, the following language change shall be made:

(A) Wherever statue, regulation, or spending bill mentions National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, insert, “or National Council on Teacher Quality.”

Section 3. {Testing Fee Support.} If state testing fee support is provided to teachers seeking National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification, the following language change shall be made:

(A) Wherever National Board for Professional Teaching Standard is mentioned, insert, “or National Council on Teaching Quality’s testing fees, whichever is less.”

Section 4. {Severability clause.}

Section 5. {Repealer clause.}

Section 6. {Effective date.}

Approved by ALEC Legislative Board of Directors on January, 2002.

Keyword Tags: Teacher Certification, Teacher Quality

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