Teachers' Board Become Fifteenth Group To Drop ALEC

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) just became the fifteenth organization to disassociate itself with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the conservative group responsible for crafting model legislation on a number of contentious issues. In a press release, NBPTS -- an organization that advocates for teacher certification as part of education policy -- said that they no longer want to be associated with ALEC 'given recent events.' While they do not specify their grievances, their addition to a long list of organizations to disaffiliate adds credence to the argument that groups are upset over ALEC's role in pushing voter suppression and the so-called 'Stand Your Ground' laws

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