Resolution - Response to Intervention for English Language Learners

WHEREAS, the League of United Latin American Citizens has actively advanced education for all segments of society; and
WHEREAS, LULAC continues to be a strong supporter of bilingual education, the concept of "equal access;" and
WHEREAS, Response To Intervention (RTI), through the reauthorization of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) has been established as a vehicle to assist children in need of specialized academic intervention; and
WHEREAS, RTI has been focused on the English only classroom;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Texas LULAC supports expanding the concept of RTI to English Language Learners students within English only classrooms and bilingual classrooms.

Approved this 18th day of July 2009.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President