ERIC Number: ED484308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Declaration of Rights for Parents of English Language Learners Under No Child Left Behind
US Department of Education
This fact sheet is a declaration of rights for parents of English language learners under No Child Left Behind. President George W. Bush had a vision that all children could achieve academic success by receiving a high-quality education. He knew that something had to be done to close the large achievement gap that exists between minority children and their peers. No Child Left Behind is a 12-year plan that is currently being implemented in school districts across the country. Within 12 years of the act's signing, all students must achieve academic proficiency as defined by their state standards. However, the benefits of the act are already apparent. Every state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia now have new accountability plans in place that outline how they will achieve the bold goal of making sure no child in America is left behind, and America's schools now report their success in terms of what each student is learning and accomplishing.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Limited English Speaking, Minority Group Children, Educational Quality, Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Rights, Public Education
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (ED), Washington, DC.