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TESOL Advocacy - an Overview

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Presentation to the 2012 WATESOL Fall Conference

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TESOL Advocacy - an Overview

  1. 1. TESOL Advocacy An Overview John Segota, CAE Associate Executive Director
for Public Policy & Professional Relations
  2. 2. Activities•  Position statements and policy briefs•  Coalitions•  U.S. Advocacy Action Center•  TESOL Advocacy Day•  Standards
  3. 3. ESEA Reauthorization•  Senate ESEA Bill•  HR 3989 – Student Success Act•  HR 3990 – Encouraging Innovation & Effective Teachers Act•  S 1158 – English Learning & Innovation Act
  4. 4. WIA Reauthorization•  Workforce Investment Act of 2012
 (HR 4227)•  Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 (HR 4297)•  Adult Education and
 Economic Growth
 Act (HR 2226 /
 S 2117)
  5. 5. Immigration & Integration •  DREAM Act –  S.  952  /  H.R.  3842   •  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
 •  Strengthen and Unite Communities with Civics Education and English Skills Act (H.R. 1617)#
  6. 6. Other Issues•  Student visas and accreditation•  Teacher credentialing•  Part-time and adjunct faculty•  Academic credit for ESL •  Language policy•  State issues
  7. 7. Online Resources•  TESOL’s U.S. Advocacy Action Center –  h.p://capwiz.com/tesol   E-mail: jsegota@tesol.org Twitter: @JohnSegota SlideShare.net

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