Substantive Transparency in Education Act

Substantive Transparency in Education Act

Summary

The Substantive Transparency in Education Act requires each public school to make available to parents all current textbooks, curricula, instructional materials, and instructional programs for inspection by any parent or guardian of a child enrolled in that school.

Model Legislation

Section 1.{Definitions.} For the purposes of this Act:

(A) “Department” means the Department of Education.

(B) “Product” means an original, updated, or revised textbook, curriculum, instructional material, or instructional program.

Section 2.

A school of this State shall keep during regular business hours a set of products available in print for inspection for any parent or guardian of a child enrolled in that school. With respect to any digital product, a school shall instruct parents or guardians of children enrolled in the school how to access these materials and, if necessary, shall make a school computer available to parents or guardians for that purpose during regular business hours.

Section 3.{Severability clause.}

Section 4.{Repealer clause.}

Section 5.{Effective date.} This Act takes effect immediately.

 Approved by the ALEC Board of Directors on January 16, 2012.

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