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World Language Readiness

by ACTFL category: Education

“I support world language education for ALL students, and you can too! Ask your US Rep to cosponsor H.R. 1239 #JNCL18 http://thndr.me/0zXDuq

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This campaign ended on February 15, 2018 at 10AM

World Language Readiness

Every day in classrooms across the country, our nation's investment in language education is on open display. Children come to school eager to grow, and inspired by the opportunities that language learning may hold for their future: travel, jobs, culture, friendships. All too often, however, language programming runs into one major barrier: funding. Without adequate dollars, many who would dream of discovering a new world are shutout from it.

The World Language Advancement and Readiness Act (WLARA) is bipartisan legislation that can directly address student readiness for the 21st century. Investment in language education impacts our nation's international relationships, national security, and our economic future. HR 1239 creates a cost-effective and competitive grant program to establish, improve, and expand innovative world language programming in K-12 schools. Passage of HR 1239 would signal our country’s commitment to the strategic importance of the linguistic and human capital needs in the 21st century workforce by investing in students of all backgrounds.

Please tell your Representative in Congress to stand up for language learning by becoming a cosponsor of HR 1239.

  • Have you sent your letter yet?

    February 13, 2018
    Thank you for signing up and showing your public support for world languages! 

    Please be sure to send the pre-written advocacy letter to your US House Representative urging them to cosponsor HB 1239. (link in the Thunderclap message).

    Sending a letter takes less than 1 minute! 

    http://cqrcengage.com/leadwithlanguages/app/onestep-write-a-letter?0&engagementId=431913

    Enter your home or work address to find your legislator, hit send, et violà! 

    Thank you,

    Trey 
    ACTFL
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ACTFL and its affiliated organizations represent the educators who are committed to building language proficiency from pre-kindergarten students through adult learners. We provide advocacy, professional development opportunities, resources and opportunities for members to interact and share ideas and experiences.

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