AFT, NABE, TESOL Joint Statement on Draft Senate ESEA Bill

by Cydny Black | 04/13/2015
TESOL International Association released a joint statement with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) in response to the draft proposal to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) released by leaders in the U.S. Senate.

A significant provision in ESEA would give English language learners (ELLs) with little or no English proficiency a 3-year grace period before taking English language arts assessments in English. Other features of the proposal include funds for professional development for general education and mainstream educators and funds to help recruit, retain, mentor, and induct educators of ELLs and ELLs with disabilities.

Read the full statement.

Read the full press release.