2012 Secondary Education Graduate Summit #1
April 16, 2012
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Rayburn House Office Building – Room B340
Analysis of Flexibility Waivers, Process and Impacts on English Language Learners
Moderated by CHCI Secondary Education Graduate Fellow Gisela Ariza
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The flexibility waiver is a controversial proposal that aims to provide states with the flexibility to create positive academic outcomes as an alternative to the burdensome constraints created by the No Child Left Behind Act. During this critical time, it is essential to investigate how this affects English Language Learners (ELL). Reliable assessments are a crucial part of assisting ELLs to succeed in the classroom. Although the flexibility waivers are intended to protect students, set high standards, and provide flexibility to states, the waiver application is an in-depth document that needs to be fully evaluated. Ensuring that states follow through with their proposals will be the most difficult task for the Department of Education.
Join CHCI Secondary Education Graduate Fellow Gisela Ariza as she leads her analysis of flexibility waivers, as well as the process and impacts on English Language Learners.
- Marco Davis - Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
- James Ferg-Cadima - Regional Counsel, MALDEF
- Luis-Gustavo Martinez - Senior Policy Analyst, National Education Association
The 2012 CHCI Young Latino Leaders Summit Series is the culmination of CHCI’s premier, nine-month Graduate Fellowship Program.