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TESOL's Policy Recommendations for the Remainder of the 116th United States Congress

by David Cutler | 06/19/2020
TESOL has issued its policy recommendations for the remainder of the 116th United States Congress, which ends its current term in January 2021. 

Highlights of TESOL's legislative priorities include:

  • Increased funding for K-12 English learners (ELs) through Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
  • Increased funding for adult ELs through Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • $1 billion in supplemental aid for K-12 ELs in any future COVID-19 relief funding package passed by Congress. 
  • Passage of the American Dream and Promise Act by the United States Senate, which would ensure a path to permanent citizenship for Dreamers. 
  • Passage of the Reaching English Learners Act, which would provide additional funding for the training of future TESOL educators at the K-12 level. 
Please see the full list of TESOL's policy and legislative recommendations here.