TESOL Member Resolution on the Education of Limited English Proficient Student in the United States (1981)

Whereas the current administration of the United States lacks a clear policy regarding the education of limited-English-proficient and nonstandard -English-speaking students, and

Whereas language policy decisions by the administration have a profound effect on the structure of schools and, therefore, on the education of all, and

Whereas TESOL represents the cumulative expertise of the practitioners directly responsible for the education of limited-English-proficient and nonstandard-English-speaking students;

Be it Therefore Resolved that the President and Executive Secretary of TESOL make every effort to meet with the Secretary of Education and other officials responsible for the public funding of education to develop and maintain a consultative and advisory relationship to enable TESOL to have direct input into educational matters which have effect on limited-English-proficient and nonstandard-English-speaking students, and

Be it Further Resolved that any such contract include input and representation from the special interest groups which are directly affected by such issues.

1981 TESOL Convention
Detroit, Michigan USA

Note: This member resolution was voted upon during the annual business meeting of the association in 1981. Resolutions passed at the annual business meetings of the membership are not official policy of the association. The resolutions need a vote of approval by the Board of Directors.

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