PROHIBITION ON REQUIRING STATE PARTICIPATION
SEC. 8028. PROHIBITION ON REQUIRING STATE PARTICIPATION.
Title VIII, as redesignated and amended by section 8001 of this Act,
is further amended by inserting after section 8530 the following:
``SEC. 8530A. <<NOTE: 20 USC 7910a.>> PROHIBITION ON REQUIRING
``Any State that opts out of receiving funds, or that has not been
awarded funds, under one or more programs under this Act shall not be
required to carry out any of the requirements of such program or
programs, and nothing in this Act shall be construed to require a State
to participate in any program under this Act.''.
``SEC. 9530. <<NOTE: 20 USC 7910.>> LIMITATIONS ON NATIONAL TESTING OR
CERTIFICATION FOR TEACHERS.
``(a) Mandatory National Testing or Certification of Teachers.--
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or any other provision
of law, no funds available to the Department or otherwise available
under this Act may be used for any purpose relating to a mandatory
nationwide test or certification of teachers or education
paraprofessionals, including any planning, development, implementation,
or administration of such test or certification.