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The Florida Consent DecreeWhat is a consent decree? Who were the plaintiffs and defendants? What did the plaintiffs want? What are the main requirements of the decree?

1. What is a consent decree? It is an agreement made by a plaintiff and a defendant to settle a lawsuit. The agreement is enforceable by the court. 2. Who were the plaintiffs and defendants? The plaintiffs were a coalition of eight civil rights and education organizations who were represented by META (Multicultural Education, Training, and Advocacy, Inc.). The defendant was the Florida State Board of Education.

3. What did the plaintiffs want? The plaintiffs wanted equal access to education for LEP students. They argued that if a child could not understand the language of instruction, in effect, he did not have access to education. They wanted the schools to take certain steps (such as identifying the children who need help and modifying instruction to help students learn both language and content) so that LEP students had access to a good education.

4. What are the requirements of the Consent Decree? Identification and assessment Equal access to appropriate programming Equal access to categorical programs Personnel training Monitoring Outcome measures

Major Legal Underpinnings for Serving LEP StudentsBrown v. the Board of Education (1954)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_v._Board_of_Education

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (1964)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964

Lau v. Nichols (1974)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau_v._Nichols

Equal Educational Opportunities Act (1974)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_Educational_Opportunities_Act_of_19 74

Plyler v. Doe (1982)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plyler_v._Doe

Who is Legally Responsible for Implementation of the Florida Consent Decree?School Administrators YOU!!

Activity Five DemographicsComplete the Demographics Anticipation Guide Handout

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The number of immigrants to the US was the highest ever in which decade?Legal Immigration to the United States, 1820's to 1990's11

Millions of Immigrants per Decade

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

All Others Europe and Canada

Transparency 7

18 20 18 30 18 40 18 50 18 60 18 70 18 80 18 90 19 00 19 10 19 20 19 30 19 40 19 50 19 60 19 70 19 80 19 90

Decade

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In 2000,11.1%of the US population was ____ foreign-born, compared to 14.7% in 1910.

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Among adults who speak another language at home, about 90% also speak English ____ well or very well. In the year 2000, immigrants made up 30% of the new ____ entrants in the workforce.

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Three-fourths of those who speak another language at home live in six states.

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Nationwide, approximately how many households speak a language other than English? 47 million 262,375,152 100.0% 215,423,557 46,951,595 82.1% 17.9%

US Population 5 years and over Speak only English Speak a language other than English

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What percentage of K-12 students nationwide were LEP (federal term) students in the 2005 - 06 school year? 8.7% LEP students in Florida averaged 3.09 years in ESOL programs. ___

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According to 2000 Census data, what is the approximate percentage of population in Florida reported being Hispanic? 17%

10. LEP students comprise 11% of ___ the K-12 student population in Florida in 2000-01? 11. What percentage of K-12 public schools in Florida had ESOL 91% students in 2000-01?

12. How many languages are spoken by Florida K-12 students in 2000-01? 239Native LanguagesPercent Native Language Students of Total English 1,973,839 80.98% Spanish 356,639 14.63% Haitian-Creole 53,093 2.18% Portuguese 7,490 0.31% French 5,289 0.22% Vietnamese 4,813 0.20% Chinese, Zhongwen 3,377 0.14% Arabic 3,324 0.14% Russian 2,081 0.09% Urdu 1,948 0.08% All Others (229 Languages) 25,683 1.05% Total 2,437,576 100.00%

Florida s Students speak 239 Languages - From Arabic to Zulu - Many represented by only 1 Speaker

English/Non-English

Non-Native English 19.02%

But Students whose Native Language is not English may also speak English...Source: Survey 2, 2000/01

Native English 80.98%

Florida Department of Education Bureau of Equity, Safety, and School Support

13. As of the 2000-01school year, the majority of LEP students came from which country? United States(*Born to immigrant families or Native Americans)

Numbers from Country of Origin50 40 30 20 10 0USA (141,500) Cuba (216,691) Haiti (18,596) Colom bia (17,025) Mexico (15,776) Puerto Rico (14,811)

14. How many ELL students were 231,652 in Florida in 2006-07Florida K-12 LEP Population250,000 200,000 150,000 100,000 50,000 090-1 110,060 92-3 131,715 94-5 155,798 96-7 159,598 98-9 176,490 06-07 231,652