TESOL has issued its policy recommendations for the remainder of the 116th United States Congress, which ends its current term in January 2021.
Highlights of TESOL's legislative priorities include:
Please see the full list of TESOL's policy and legislative recommendations here.
- Increased funding for K-12 English learners (ELs) through Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
- Increased funding for adult ELs through Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
- $1 billion in supplemental aid for K-12 ELs in any future COVID-19 relief funding package passed by Congress.
- Passage of the American Dream and Promise Act by the United States Senate, which would ensure a path to permanent citizenship for Dreamers.
- Passage of the Reaching English Learners Act, which would provide additional funding for the training of future TESOL educators at the K-12 level.
It is very important that Congress take action on these issues and ensure the success of ELs and their teachers across the country. Please send these policy recommendations to your members of Congress today!
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