Every Texan’s Director of Economic Opportunity, Jaime Puente, testifies against the public education voucher program in front of the Senate Committee on education during the 3rd
Equity in Focus
English language learner students are a large and growing part of the Texas student population. During the 2018-19 school year, 19 percent of Texas students were identified as ELL. While the Legislature created new funding to encourage dual language programs in 2019, currently only 20 percent of ELL students have access to that instructional model.