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!