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

Education & Workforce Development Task Force Meeting

Thursday, July 25th – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT

2:00 PM- Introductions and Welcome

2:05 PM- The Importance of Religious Released Time

2:35 PM- AI and Its Usefulness in Education

3:05 PM- How Colleges Spend Money

3:35 PM- How Lawmakers Can Prioritize Parental Rights and Education Freedom

4:00  PM- Model Policy Consideration

    • Prohibiting Cell Phones in K-12 Classrooms
    • Addressing Chronic Absenteeism
    • Amendment to the Hope Scholarship Act
    • Use of AI Firearm Detection Software in Schools
    • Addressing Anti-Semitism in Higher Education Act
    • SCOTUS Anti-Discrimination Implementation Act
    • Microschool Education Act

4:50 PM- Good of the Order

5:00 PM- Adjourn

All Model Policies

  • Freedom from Indoctrination Act Draft

    Section 1. Definitions (A) “Constrain” means failure during any semester to provide sufficient open seats in alternative courses for a student to complete or progress toward completion of a degree or program requirement. (B) “DEI-CRT” means diversity, equity, inclusion, and critical race theory. (C)…

  • Act to Prohibit Anti-Semitism in State K-20 Educational Institutions Draft

    Policy Be it enacted by the legislature of this state: Section 1. The relevant statute that prohibits discrimination in this state’s K-20 public education system shall include the following: (A) Discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, religion, or marital status against a student…

  • The School Board Election Date Act Draft

    Section 1. Date of School Board Elections (A) The date of a school district’s election for members of its board of education shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, simultaneously with the general election. (B) The date of a school…

  • SCOTUS Anti-Discrimination Implementation Act Draft

    1 – Legislative purpose and findings. (a) Legislative purpose. (i) It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that no person, on the ground of race, color, or ethnicity, shall be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in, any…

  • Use of AI Firearm Detection Software in Schools Draft

    Section 1. School District Safety and Security (A) From existing appropriations provided for school security purposes, the Department of Education may enter into a contract with a private vendor for firearm detection software. Such software shall: (a) Detect and alert school district personnel and first responders…

  • Microschool Education Act Draft

    Section 1. Definitions (A) For purposes of this Act: (a) “Home-based microschool” means an individual or association of individuals, not including a daycare, that: (i) Registers as a business entity in accordance with state and local laws; and (ii) For compensation, provides…

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