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.

Meeting Information

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All Model Policies

  • Teacher Quality Assurance Act Sunset Review

    Teacher Quality Assurance Act Summary This model policy prohibits a school district from utilizing a last-hired, first-fired layoff policy when reducing staff. Additionally, the model policy requires the Education Interim Committee, in consultation with the State Board of Education, to study how the performance of teachers may be …

  • Amendments to the Great Schools Tax Credit Program Act (Scholarship Tax Credit) Draft

    Amend the Great Schools Tax Credit Program Act (Scholarship Tax Credit) as follows:   Section 3 (B): After “taxpayer’s tax liability.” add “Taxpayers may not claim the state tax credit if in the same tax year they also pay the federal alternative minimum tax and claim a federal charitable tax …

  • The Economic Development Zone ESA Act (Amendments to the Education Savings Account Act) Draft

    The Economic Development Zone ESA Act       Section 1. {Title.} The Education Savings Account Act   Section 2. {Definitions.}   “Program” means The Education Savings Account program created in this subchapter.   “Eligible student” means either:   any elementary or secondary student who is eligible to attend a …

  • Environmentally Sustainable Charter School Admissions Act Draft

    Environmentally Sustainable Charter School Admissions Act Subsection 6(C) of the “Next Generation Charter Schools Act” will be amended as follows: (C) Enrollment Preferences (1) Any non-charter public school converting partially or entirely to a public charter school shall adopt and maintain a policy giving enrollment preference to students who reside …

  • Student Futures Program Act Sunset Review

    Student Futures Program Act Summary This act creates a career planning program. Model Policy Section 1. Title. This Act shall be known as the “Student Futures Program” Section 2. Definitions. (A) “Education provider” means: (1) {insert state} institution of higher education as defined in {insert …

  • School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act Final

    General Description: This bill enacts and amends provisions related to public education. Highlighted Provisions: This bill: defines terms; requires the State Board of Education to designate low performing schools, subject to certain conditions; requires a local school board to take certain actions to turn around a low …

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