Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
       Education Policies & Election Politics                      John Segota, CAE      ...
Agenda•  FY 2013 Federal Budget•  Legislation    –  ESEA	  Reauthoriza/on	      –  WIA	  Reauthoriza/on	      –  DREAM	  A...
Dept. of Ed Budget Request•  $69.8 billion for FY 2013•  Priorities  –  Increasing	  College	  Affordability	  and	  Qualit...
Programs of Interest Department of Education    FY2012 Final           President’s FY2013                                 ...
ESEA Reauthorization•  Senate    –  Consensus	  bill	  –	  product	  of	  compromise	  and	         nego/a/on	      –  Car...
ESEA Reauthorization - Senate•  Standards    –  Requires	  states	  demonstrate	  college	  and	         career	  ready	  ...
ESEA Reauthorization - House•  Last year  –  Termina/on	  bill	    –  Charter	  school	  expansion	  bill	    –  Flexibili...
Overview of House Bill•  House bill merges Title III into subpart Title I.•  Professional development for teachers of ELLs...
WIA Reauthorization•  Adult Education and Economic Growth   Act (HR 2226 / S 2117)•  Senate HELP Committee bipartisan draf...
AEEG and HR 4227•  Add ESL to core purpose of WIA Title II•  Include adult ELLs into funding formula•  Authorize EL/Civics...
DREAM Act•  HR 1842 - Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA)   introduced in House – 80 cosponsors•  S 952 - Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)...
Get involved!•  TESOL U.S. Advocacy Action Center   –  hLp://capwiz.com/TESOL	  •  TESOL Advocacy Day 2012   –  hLp://www....
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An overview of US federal education policy and proposed legislation affecting the TESOL/ESL field. Presented at the 2012 CATESOL Conference in Oakland, CA.

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2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back - Education Policies & Election Politics

  1. 1. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
 Education Policies & Election Politics John Segota, CAE Associate Executive Director for Public Policy & Professional Relations TESOL International Association 14 April 20121 4/14/12 footer
  2. 2. Agenda•  FY 2013 Federal Budget•  Legislation –  ESEA  Reauthoriza/on   –  WIA  Reauthoriza/on   –  DREAM  Act  
  3. 3. Dept. of Ed Budget Request•  $69.8 billion for FY 2013•  Priorities –  Increasing  College  Affordability  and  Quality   –  Eleva/ng  the  Teaching  Profession   –  Aligning  Job  Training  and  Educa/on  Programs  with   Workforce  Demands   –  Protec/ng  Formula  Programs  for  At-­‐Risk  Popula/ons   –  Con/nue  on  the  Path  of  Reform  and  Innova/on    
  4. 4. Programs of Interest Department of Education FY2012 Final President’s FY2013 RequestEnglish Learner Education $732.1 $732.1(Title III)Assessing Achievement $389.2 $389.2Adult Basic and Literacy $595 $595EducationNational Leadership $11.3 $11.3Activities (Adult Ed)EL/Civics (Adult Ed) $74.7 $74.7
  5. 5. ESEA Reauthorization•  Senate –  Consensus  bill  –  product  of  compromise  and   nego/a/on   –  Career  and  college  readiness  standards   –  Providing  incen/ves  to  improve  teacher  and   principal  quality   –  Focus  on  boLom  5%  of   low-­‐performing  schools  
  6. 6. ESEA Reauthorization - Senate•  Standards –  Requires  states  demonstrate  college  and   career  ready  standards    and  create   assessments  in  reading,  math  and  science   –  NO  requirement  to  join  Common  Core   Standards  Ini/a/ve  •  Accountability –  Same  tes/ng  but  eliminates  AYP   –  Disaggrega/on  of  data  NO  achievement  targets  
  7. 7. ESEA Reauthorization - House•  Last year –  Termina/on  bill   –  Charter  school  expansion  bill   –  Flexibility  bill  •  This year –  Student  Success  Act   –  Encouraging  Innova/on  and  Effec/ve  Teachers  Act   –  Both  approved  February  28  on  party  line  votes   –  Might  make  it  to  the  floor  
  8. 8. Overview of House Bill•  House bill merges Title III into subpart Title I.•  Professional development for teachers of ELLs is not maintained as a national priority.•  House bill eliminates HQT requirements.•  House bill requires SEA/LEAs to develop teacher evaluation systems; Senate only requires it for those applying for competitive grants.•  House bill includes significant expansion of funding flexibility.
  9. 9. WIA Reauthorization•  Adult Education and Economic Growth Act (HR 2226 / S 2117)•  Senate HELP Committee bipartisan draft•  Workforce Investment Act of 2012
 (HR 4227)•  Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 (HR 4297)
  10. 10. AEEG and HR 4227•  Add ESL to core purpose of WIA Title II•  Include adult ELLs into funding formula•  Authorize EL/Civics Grant Program•  Incorporate career pathways and integrated training into WIA Title II•  Authorize more funding for WIA Title II
  11. 11. DREAM Act•  HR 1842 - Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) introduced in House – 80 cosponsors•  S 952 - Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced in Senate – 34 cosponsors •  Republican alternative?
  12. 12. Get involved!•  TESOL U.S. Advocacy Action Center –  hLp://capwiz.com/TESOL  •  TESOL Advocacy Day 2012 –  hLp://www.tesol.org/AdvocacyDay2012  

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