I endorse the NCAPA description of the need and policy recommendations on Advancing Educational Opportunities. Specifically, I endorse
Students with Diverse Needs:
Ensure that schools have the capacity to serve AA & NHPI students by including high quality data, increased resources for English Language Learner (ELL) students, and protections for safe schools in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Professional Development for Educators:
Support educators and staff by providing high quality and research-based professional development to work with diverse AA & NHPI students, particularly AA & NHPI ELL students and limited English proficient families.
Provide adequate funding and technical assistance to designated Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) to increase access to affordable and high quality higher education.