RULES OF CONSTRUCTION
``SEC. 2302. <<NOTE: 20 USC 6692.>> RULES OF CONSTRUCTION.
``(a) Prohibition Against Federal Mandates, Direction, or Control.--
Nothing in this title shall be construed to authorize the Secretary or
any other officer or employee of the Federal Government to mandate,
direct, or control a State, local educational agency, or school's--
``(1) instructional content or materials, curriculum,
program of instruction, academic standards, or academic
``(2) teacher, principal, or other school leader evaluation
``(3) specific definition of teacher, principal, or other
school leader effectiveness; or
``(4) teacher, principal, or other school leader
professional standards, certification, or licensing.
``(b) School or District Employees.--Nothing in this title shall be
construed to alter or otherwise affect the rights, remedies, and
procedures afforded school or school district employees under Federal,
State, or local laws (including applicable regulations or court orders)
or under the terms of collective bargaining agreements, memoranda of
understanding, or other agreements between such employees and their
Previously not included in NCLB.