What is the purpose of the FL Consent Decree?
It addresses the civil rights of ELLs, especially guaranteeing equal access to all education programs.
Why does FL have a consent decree?
Because FL did not comply with federal laws ensuring equal educational opportunities for all students regardless of national origin, ethnicity, or language.
Who were the parties involved with the FL Consent Decree?
Florida Department of Education v. the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
How many sections were mandated?
6 total mandates, including Section IV: Personnel, which describes the requirement that all college students who want to become Florida certified K-12 teachers must take 5 TESOL courses, and Section I: Identification and Assessment, which explains the requirements for assessing ELLs when they are enrolled in Florida's public school system.