Bill description: Senate Bill 1006 reduces barriers for new teachers to begin working by eliminating bureaucratic restrictions on universities.
Does it increase barriers to entry into the market? Examples include occupational licensure, the minimum wage, and restrictions on home businesses. Conversely, does it remove barriers to entry into the market?
SB1006 reduces barriers for new teachers to begin working by removing university testing and reporting requirements for teacher preparation programs. Senate Bill 1006 repeals the requirement that the State Board of Education must review teacher preparation programs at public universities to ensure they comply with the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Plan. The bill repeals the requirement that public universities assess students skills for all K-12 teacher preparation programs in compliance with the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Plan and provide a report to the State Board of Education on the number of teachers that have passed the assessment.
Does it give government any new, additional or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?
SB 1006 repeals the requirement that the State Board of Education compile the statewide results and report them to the Legislature and governor. The bill reduces bureaucratic oversight and regulation of universities and new teachers. The bill will help teachers begin working more quickly and therefore could increase competition in the market for good teachers.
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