Florida Consent Decree Analysis

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The Florida Consent Decree is a law that provides ELL students the right to equal access to all education programs. It ensures a given instruction that is understandable to which ELL students are entitled. As both a minority and a future educator, I have the utmost respect and appreciation for other cultures and backgrounds and it is the responsibility of the teacher and the administration to create a positive learning environment for all students. The Consent Decree consists of six main concerns that are addressed in sections. These six sections are: Identification and Assessment, Equal Access to Appropriate Programming, Equal Access to Appropriate Categorical and other programs for LEP students, Personnel, Monitoring Issues, and Outcome Measures.…show more content…
In addition, the vocational services set standards and guidelines throughout the workplace to provide services for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students. “Our society is full of people whose contributions and desires to integrate often go unnoticed and unfulfilled.()” “Ignorance is Bliss.” The lack of knowledge from ignoring what the world has to offer to you is hindering our society today. These immigrants play a vital role in American society and the economy, but we have yet to fully understand or implement a plan to accommodate their needs for them to achieve success as a U.S. citizen. Most of these workers come into the workforce with little or no English language proficiency which is a major disadvantage. Immigrants are at a disadvantage as a result of the language barrier because they cannot learn new skills or learn how to operate new machinery…show more content…
“The FL Consent Decree provides a structure for compliance with all the jurisprudence ensuring the rights of ELL students in Florida and equality in educational opportunities as afforded to all native-English-speaking students” (20). Non-native English speakers allow a sense of diversity in the classrooms. Diversity drives innovations, and creativity and builds on communities. The reality of community and diversity in a school environment entails that one must keep an open-mind and be willing to cooperate with others- specifically those having difficulty communicating with other students and educators because of the language barrier- and also to expand their insights on a broader scale from others indifferent to themselves rather than what they are used to encountering every day, in order to become more worldly. I completely agree with the programs that LEP students are entitled to in addition to ESOL, as they are provided to ensure equality in educational opportunities. Undoubtedly, I will apply the FL Consent Decree in my classroom because it protects students against discrimination while promoting justice for all students regardless of one’s native
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