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 Draft

    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 Draft

    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 COMPETENCY BASED EDUCATION ACT Draft

    THE COMPETENCY BASED EDUCATION ACT This Act may be referred to as the “Competency Based Education 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 open-enrollment …

  • STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP CONFLICT OF INTEREST ACT Draft

    STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP CONFLICT OF INTEREST ACT Section 1. Chapter _______________________________, relating to student scholarship organizations, is amended by adding a new Code section to read as follows: “___________. No entity which operates, owns, is affiliated with, or is a subsidiary of an association, organization, or other entity that …

  • Informed Student Document Act Sunset Review

    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 Sunset Review

    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.

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