National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Cuts Ties to ALEC

This is a lot more than the standard ColorOfChange/Common Cause “get out of jail free” card.  This is very significant not only of the action itself, but if you follow the links to some of the individuals who will be taking over this task force…Watch Out!

“The national certifying body for teachers in the United States, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), participated in the Education Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) until April 2012.

“New members of ALEC’s Education Task Force as of the upcoming Spring Task Force meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina this month are the James Madison Institute (JMI) of Florida and the Pioneer Institute of Massachusetts, both members of the Koch-funded State Policy Network of right wing state think tanks. JMI has partnered with the Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE), another ALEC member whose chairman is former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. In 2008, FEE and JMI co-hosted a “national summit on education reform” in Florida focused on increased testing, school privatization, and charter schools.”

This is a very important article to read and think about what it means for us.  Please click here for the link.