Letter to the Department of Education

Teachers have a responsibility to advocate for their students. Communicating with federal and local governments allows teachers to voice concerns they observe in the classroom and within their community.
Analyze educational materials used to teach ELLs at a school you are involved with. Look for examples of cultural bias within the curriculum.
Write a 500-750 word persuasive letter to the state department of education regarding bias, culture, and learning styles within your school curriculum.
Address the following in your letter:
Provide an example of research-supported cultural bias within the curriculum.Explain how this bias may negatively affect the test scores of ELLs.Express the need for educational materials to be free of such bias.Briefly describe Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences as context for a rationale of taking multiple intelligences into consideration when designing curricula.Include 3-5 sources from your research to support your position.