English Learner Bill of Rights

February 20, 2009 at 2:40 pm 2 comments

Pearson in partnership with CABE (California Association for Bilingual Education) is pleased to announce the publication of the English Learner Bill of Rights. The “Bill of Rights” is intended to draw much-needed attention to the many challenges facing today’s English learners and ensure that meeting their needs remains a priority during the state’s budget crisis. We seek your support and input in this important endeavor. Will the Bill of Rights be a useful tool for you?

View the English Learner Bill of Rights

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  • 1. smenick  |  February 20, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Why is this particularly important to California? Is this something that has national implications?

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    • 2. Jesus Cervantes  |  February 22, 2009 at 4:38 am

      The English Learner Bill of Rights is important to California because of many reasons. First, there are many English Learners in the school system who many times don’t have a voice to speak on their behalf. Second, when decisions are being made on budget dollars for education, someone has to speak up for the rights of our English Learners. What No child Left Behind did for English Learners was make school districts accountable for their growth in the education system. In a world of personalization and customization, we need to equip teachers with the necessary tools for them to be effective in personalizing and customizing the instruction they deliver for “EVERY” student in their classroom. This issue is heightened in California because of the high numbers of English Learners in the school system yet has National implications because English Learners are in every state.

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