Education and Workforce Development

Task Force Description

The mission of the ALEC Education and Workforce Development Task Force is to promote excellence in the nation’s educational system, to advance reforms through parental choice, to support efficiency, accountability, and transparency in all educational institutions, and to ensure America’s youth are given the opportunity to succeed.

 Report Card on American Education

The status quo is not working. Whether by international comparisons, state and national proficiency measures, civic literacy rates, or career preparedness, American students are falling behind. Learn more about state K-12 education and policy performances at alecreportcard.org.

Meeting Information

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All Model Policies

  • A Resolution Supporting the Principle of Education Freedom Scholarships Final

    A Resolution Supporting the Principle of Education Freedom Scholarships Whereas, ALEC has long supported tax credit programs that empower families to choose the best educational options, regardless of where they live or how much they earn; Whereas, Education Freedom Scholarships will establish a federal tax credit to support …

  • THE STUDENT SAFETY SCHOLARSHIPS ACT Final

    THE STUDENT SAFETY SCHOLARSHIPS ACT Section 1. {Title} The Student Safety Scholarships Act Section 2. {Definitions} (A) “Program” means the Student Safety Scholarships Program. (B) “Eligible student” means a student who: (1)(i) is enrolled in a public school in kindergarten through grade 12; and (ii) reported an incident …

  • THE OPPORTUNITY YOUTH ACT Final

    THE OPPORTUNITY YOUTH ACT Section 1. Title. This Act may be referred to as the “Opportunity Youth Act.” Section 2. Statement of Findings and Purposes. (A) The legislature hereby finds and declares that: (1) The State Department of Education is authorized to approve new or to authorize existing …

  • Informed Student Document Act Final

    Informed Student Document Act Summary To aid students and their parents, the Informed Student Document Act would publish the following outcomes by which a state’s universities can be compared: “Sticker-price” tuition relative to other institutions Net price, after grants and scholarships, relative to …

  • The Collegiate Learning Assessment Act Final

    The Collegiate Learning Assessment Act Summary This model policy requires public colleges and universities to administer the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) to all students during their freshman and senior years. The schools would also be required to publish the results, broken down by academic majors.

  • Student Data Accessibility, Transparency, and Accountability Act Final

    Student Data Accessibility, Transparency, and Accountability Act Summary The Student Data Accessibility, Transparency, and Accountability Act would require the [State Board of Education/State Department of Education] to make publicly available an inventory and index of all data elements with definitions of individual student data fields …

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