Saturday, October 18, 2008

Vote NO on measure 58

For all of you who are in Oregon, vote no on measure 58! If it passes, there will be a limit of two years for students in the English Language Learners programs in Oregon public schools. In the national "report card" Oregon is currently in the LOWEST THREE states for quality of education provided for ELL students. Now is not the time to limit these students to just two years in the ELL program. Students who are at risk must receive all the help they can get in order to keep them actively engaged and supported in the classroom. We want to give children every opportunity possible to have positive experiences in school, and measure 58 threatens to severely limit these experiences for many of our students. Please, vote no on measure 58!

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