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

  • Homeschooled Student Access to Testing Act

    Model Policy Section 1 Upon request of a parent or guardian, resident school boards shall make Advanced Placement (AP), Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), PreACT, SAT, ACT and other similar examinations available to students receiving home instruction pursuant to [statutory reference]. Section 2 School boards shall notify such…

  • American Civics and History Act

    WHEREAS, the 2020 Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey found that one out of every two Americans cannot name all three branches of government and one in five Americans are unable to name a single right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; WHEREAS, the 2018…

  • Textbook Cost Transparency Act

    Model Policy: Section 1. Title. This Act shall be known as the “Textbook Cost Transparency Act”. Section 2. Definitions. (a) “Content distribution system” means any learning management platform, online homework system, content platform, or other software-based system required to access instructional materials. (b) “Instructional materials” means content in any medium…

  • Reading Scholarship Act

    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

    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

    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…

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