This brief highlights factors influencing the bilingual/ESL teacher shortage in Illinois. It brings to the forefront practitioner voices in addressing this challenge and uses their insights to create recommendations for both policy and practice.
Through advocacy and analysis, the Latino Policy Forum builds a foundation for equity, justice and economic prosperity for the Latino community. By catalyzing policy change, the Forum works to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies and strengthen community leadership.
The Education Team of the Latino Policy Forum envisions Latino children across the educational continuum have equitable educational opportunities.
Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro, PhD
Director of Education Policy and Research