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TESOL outlines principles for ESEA reauthorization (July 2006)

For Immediate Release

TESOL Contact: John Segota
Tel: 703-518-2513      

Alexandria, Virginia (July 2006) – At its recent meeting, the Board of Directors of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), approved the association’s principles for the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, otherwise known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Specifically, the association’s position calls for

  • Developing sound assessment and accountability systems for English language learners;
  • Advancing expertise and expanding capacity;
  • Building community; and
  • Promoting multilingualism.

TESOL’s full Statement of Principles for the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) can be downloaded at

Founded in 1966, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL) is a global education association with more than 13,000 members and 90 affiliates in over 120 countries. TESOL is recognized as a nongovernmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations Department of Public Information. TESOL's mission is to ensure excellence in English language teaching to speakers of other languages.