We condensed the top reasons the District should actively and purposefully pursue multilingual education from early childhood to the workforce. Download here and enjoy!
Nonprofit working to improve opportunity through equitable access to #duallanguage programs and linguistic and cultural competence skills in #all8wards of DC
Alice Deal teacher Samuel Cuadro gives a great example of why licensure exams can be culturally biased “We don’t play hockey in Latin America... but hockey stories appear in the reading certification test.” This is just one example of the barriers to licensure.
“How many stories are we not hearing because we do not have enough teachers that speak the languages of our students and families?” says a teacher @HDCookeES “We need to have many more #duallanguage programs in our city.” These teachers are amazing.
🚨🚨HAPPENING NOW: Latinx Educators from @dcpublicschools and @dcpcsb give heartfelt testimony about their experiences as Latinx educators in DC - the challenges, the supports they need and their recommended solutions. Join our coalition & fight for them! http://www.weareempowered.org/Latinx
"...it is not the job of multilingual people to make monolinguals feel comfortable in their ignorance. Rather, it is the job of Americans to break through our monolingual mindset and join the rest of the world by learning other languages."
@MmeBlouwolff @MaFLAonline #langchat https://twitter.com/NicoleSherf1/status/1229947197384470528
Check out the new @MaFLAonline interview with AMAZING @actfl 2020 TOY @MmeBlouwolff at https://mafla.org/category/advocacy-news/
In school environments where there are large Latino populations and few latinx teachers, as at @HDCookeES , there is essentially an additional burden imposed on those teachers to translate for everyone. It is unfair and leads those few educators to leave. #latinxteachertax