The Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 was a part of the Great Society program which sent funding to primary and secondary schools, this act was enacted to hold schools responsible and to improve equality in education on a national level. This act targeted low-income families, specifically migrant and English limited families. Part of the ESEA was an attempt to close the gap which had been furthered by race and poverty, in order to improve the education of these students and their families. In recent years this has been reauthorized under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) of 2001. (Crawford, 2011)
The Equal Education Opportunities Act (EEOA) of 1974 made it so that every state was required to provide equal education to all individuals. Section 1703 of the EEOA requires state educational agencies and school districts to take find ways to overcome the issues presented to English Language Learner students in the classroom and to make it so that they can participate on a level playing field. This however did not actually require a school to enact any English as a second language program. The educators were only required to fulfill three factors: “whether the school’s program is based upon sound educational theory or principles, whether the school’s program is reasonably calculated to implement the educational theory effectively, and whether, after a period of time sufficient to give the program a legitimate trial, the results of the program show that
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