Your help is needed in convincing the members of the Legislative Budget Sub-Committees on Education Finance to provide funding for the purpose of promoting and supporting biliteracy and multilingualism for all students, from Early Childhood through the 12th grade!
Please act now and send a letter to Senator Roth, chairperson of the Senate Budget Subcommittee #1, and to Assembly Member McCarty, chairperson of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #2.
We need to let decision makers know how important this investment is to our communities and why we need them to approve this budget request and include it in the 2019-2020 state budget ECE and K-12 education components.
Continued investments by the Legislature in programs, professional learning, building bilingual teacher capacity, and early childhood dual language learning are critical for preparing all of our students, including English learners, to graduate with biliteracy skills and cross-cultural competencies.
Join us in ensuring opportunities are available not only to support students acquiring English but to value bilingualism, biliteracy, and the language assets of our state’s diverse student population in the years to come!