Background Check Amendments Introduced in the Senate

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Senator Toomey is pushing to include a provision in the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, anti-human trafficking legislation currently being debated in the Senate, which would bolster background checks for teachers. AASA opposes the amendment, which poses unnecessary barriers to employment and increased burden on school employers without providing greater protection for students. AASA has encouraged Senators to vote NO on this provision, and suggests that you do the same.

At the same time, Chairman Alexander introduced an amendment with a more measured approach to background checks. We have encouraged Senators to vote YES on this amendment.

We sent a letter to the Senate,  urging Senators to take these actions.

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