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TESOL Supports U.S. Bipartisan Adult Education WORKS Act

by Jeff Hutcheson, Director Advocacy & Public Policy | 12/07/2022
U.S. Senators Reed (D-RI) and Young (R-IN) introduced the Adult Education WORKS Act (S.5202) in efforts to strengthen and expand the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity ACT (WIOA) and the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), benefitting the Adult Education profession and the students who participate and benefit from its many programs.

TESOL International Association supports S.5202, as it will increase funding for adult education programs, strengthen professional development opportunities and full-time staffing opportunities, and incorporate digital and information literacy into adult education programs. As one-third of adult education participants are multilingual learners of English (MLEs), this ACT will serve to enhance and supplement programs for increased opportunities and advancement. 

Please take this opportunity to voice your support of this legislation by contacting your Senator today. You can read more about the bill's introduction here and the bill itself here.