Edwatch: ALEC American Legislative Exchange Council
|Organization Name:||ALEC American Legislative Exchange Council|
|Company Line:||The mission of the American Legislative Exchange Council is... ...to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty, through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America's state legislators, members of the private sector, the federal government, and general public. ...to promote these principles by developing policies that ensure the powers of government are derived from, and assigned to, first the People, then the States, and finally, the Federal Government. ...to enlist state legislators from all parties and members of the private sector who share ALEC's mission. ...to conduct a policy making program that unites members of the public and private sectors in a dynamic partnership to support research, policy development, and dissemination activities. ...to prepare the next generation of political leadership through educational programs that promote the principles of Jeffersonian democracy, which are necessary for a free society.|
|Bottom Line:||Aims to privatize education, influence higher education policy, and deregulate the teaching profession through buying legislative favors.|
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On July 13, 2011, the Center for Media and Democracy unveiled this trove of over 800 "model" bills and resolutions secretly voted on by corporations and politicians through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). These bills reveal the corporate collaboration reshaping our democracy, state by state.
Report Card on American Education: Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress, and Reform has been published by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as part of its mission to discuss, develop, and disseminate public policies that expand free markets, promote economic growth, limit the size of government, and preserve individual liberty. ALEC is the nation’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators, with 2,000 members across the nation. ALEC is governed by a Board of Directors of state legislators, which is advised by a Private Enterprise Board representing major corporate and foundation sponsors.