National laws and policies often affect the challenges faced or opportunities created in your community. The following laws and policies about education and ESL may inspire insight, understanding or change through community activism.
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title II: the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) provides funds to state adult education agencies which then make funding available to local programs through the state-administered grant system for ESL programs.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Students enrolled in U.S. public schools whose first language is one other than English are considered language minorities and are protected by several federal laws. First and foremost, they enjoy equal protection as afforded under the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.