TESOL Supports the Reaching English Learners Act Introduced in U.S. Congress

by David Cutler | 02/14/2018
TESOL International Association recently sent a letter supporting the Reaching English Learners Act, H.R. 4838. Drafted and introduced by Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI-12), the bill currently has 12 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives

Addressing the growing number of English learners across the United States, as well as the shortage of qualified English language teachers that many states are facing, the bill proposes new federal grants for the training of English language teachers, as well as the development of ​partnerships between institutions of higher education that prepare future ​teachers and local education agencies.  

TESOL is thankful for the opportunity to be engaged during the development and introduction of this critical piece of legislation that, when passed, will improve the educational experiences of English learners and teachers across the United States. 

Read the full letter from TESOL supporting the Reaching English Learners Act.