Education

Democratic Platform Mentions ELLs

By Mary Ann Zehr — August 18, 2008 1 min read

Over at Campaign K-12, my colleague Michele McNeil notes that the Democratic National Committee has posted its education policy positions online.

The 94-page document contains the following sentences about English-language learners and language learning in general:

We will also meet our commitment to special education and to students who are English Language Learners. We support full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. We also support transitional bilingual education and will help limited English proficient students get ahead by supporting and funding English Language Learner classes. We support teaching students second languages, as well as contributing through education to the revitalization of American Indian languages.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.