Defend Adult Education for the 99% in Los Angeles!
  • Petitioned Los Angeles Unified School District School Board

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Los Angeles Unified School District School Board

Defend Adult Education for the 99% in Los Angeles!

    1. Michelle Cohen
    2. Petition by

      Michelle Cohen

      Los Angeles, CA

Citing the budget crisis, the School Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District is seriously considering the elimination of all funding for the Division of Adult and Career Education at the end of this school year.

Our students and communities need adult education classes. Why?

* The elimination of adult education would cut off hundreds of thousands of students from pathways to good jobs and careers via affordable career technical (job training) classes.
* Parents need to learn English and improve basic academic and life skills, so they can get family-supporting jobs and help their K-12 kids succeed in school.
* High school dropouts/pushouts need qualified teachers and appropriate places to study for their GEDs, complete high school, and prepare for success in postsecondary education or career training.

It is unfair for the school district to target the cuts on immigrant and low income communities, those who need adult education the most!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Next LAUSD School Board vote on our budget is coming up soon!

      Michelle Cohen
      Petition Organizer

      Help keep the petition going and growing! We are almost one-third of the way to our goal of 10,000 signatures. Can you send out one more reminder link to this petition to your contacts and ask them not to just sign it themselves, but to share widely? Thank you! We are tired, but we sure aren't quitting.

    3. Reached 2,500 signatures
    4. GOOD NEWS! The latest on our fight to save adult ed in L.A.

      Michelle Cohen
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to all the pushback from the students , teachers, and community, the school board postponed the vote we expected for Valentine's Day. They want the district to balance the budget some smarter way. They'll vote on the cuts on March 13. We need to keep building for that day now, and getting to our goal of 10,000 is part of this campaign. Can you remind your networks, family, and friends to sign if they haven't already? Also remind people to share the petition. Anyone who cares can sign. THANK YOU!

    5. Reached 2,000 signatures
    6. SAVE ADULT ED IN L.A. RALLY THIS THURSDAY 2/9!

      Michelle Cohen
      Petition Organizer

      Stand Up! Speak Out!
      Save Adult Ed Rally
      Thursday, February 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
      LAUSD HQ, 333 S. Beaudry Ave., L.A. 90017

      To highlight the importance of Adult Education programs to our communities, we are having our own separate rally and press conference prior to the February 14 school board meeting. Please download and print the flyer below and distribute it widely. We need a big turnout of students, teachers and supporters of Adult Education to emphasize our widespread support and make our voices heard to the school board.
      Download the rally flyer here:
      http://saveadulted.wordpress.com/

    7. Reached 1,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Roberto Lancellotti BURLINGAME, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe education is the best way to improve our lives and live in harmony.

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    • Annabel Chin LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Please save Adult Education; it definitely has its place in our community. In the 1960's, after work, my mother attended night school, Adult Ed, to learn English and to take classes to become an American Citizen. Without it, it would have been more difficult.

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    • Erica Duarte LA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Save adult education. How will parents help their children?? Education is essential!!

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    • James Bruinsslot NORTHRIDGE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      For those who attend want to Learn and be a contributing citizens.

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    • Alexis Deleon LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because i am one of them adults that are trying to get my education

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