The Coalition for the Majority
Legislative Platform 2013-14
The Coalition for the Majority represents professional organizations and individuals who are concerned with the education of New Mexico’s “majority-minority” student population, approximately 71% of its public school enrollment in the state of New Mexico.
New Mexico has a rich history of bilingualism and Bilingual Education, and the state continues to benefit from its diverse languages and cultures. The Coalition for the Majority’s proposal would provide the Bilingual Multicultural Education Act with several missing components, including:
1. An advisory council to ensure fulfillment of the purposes of the Act and to guarantee that any new statewide initiatives consider New Mexico’s entire student population;
2. A means to ensure that all students of the state can be recognized for attainment of bilingualism/biliteracy; and
3. Statewide technical assistance agencies supported to help districts ensure the implementation of the most effective, high-quality programs possible, while they also work hand-in-hand with NMPED and LEAS to achieve new statewide initiatives. This is a relatively small investment to make, considering the potential academic and linguistic outcomes for our state’s minority-majority student population.
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