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Fast Facts for Connecticut Public Policy - 19 is Not Enough


This infographic looks at an arbitrary state policy that is keeping many of Connecticut’s English Language Learners (ELLs) from getting the education resources they need. Under current law, state funding for bilingual education is only available to schools with at least 20 ELLs speaking the same foreign language. As a result, for the 2013-14 school year, more than one-third (10,960 out of 31,178) of ELLs in Connecticut public schools were not eligible for state funded bilingual education. The infographic was produced by Connecticut's Latino & Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC) and Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (APAAC), in collaboration with the Connecticut School Finance Project.

Citation

19 Is Not Enough: Arbitrary Threshold for Bilingual Education Funding Excluded 11,000 Children in Connecticut. Hartford, CT: Connecticut School Finance Project, Latino & Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC), and Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (APAAC). Available from http://ctschoolfinance.org/resources/fastfactsell.