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

All Model Policies

  • Reading Scholarship Act Final

    READING SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNTS. — Reading scholarship accounts are established to provide educational options for students.   —Contingent upon available funds, and on a first-come, first-served basis, each student in grades 3 through 5 who is enrolled in a public school is eligible for a reading scholarship account if the student …

  • Homeschool Credential Recognition Act Final

    Section 1. Issuance of a diploma or other appropriate credential (a)          A diploma or credential issued by a person who administers a program of secondary education in a home school setting that qualifies as an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements is legally sufficient to demonstrate that the recipient meets the …

  • 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 …

  • Student Safety Scholarship Act Final

    THE STUDENT SAFETY SCHOLARSHIP 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 …

  • 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 …

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