The governor is now in the process of constructing the budget for 2017-2018, and he needs to hear from Californians that adult schools must be more adequately funded. Please write to Governor Brown and ask him to increase consortia funding to at least the 2008 level of $750 million. It won’t be enough, but it will be a start. Please contact your state legislators too, and let them know this is important to you. They will need to approve the governor’s budget by June.
The governor’s budget comes out in mid-January. It will be revised in May, and the legislature has to approve it in June.
Here is Governor Brown’s address:
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
You can also email him from here:
Thank you for all that you’ve done and continue to do to support adult education in California. Your effort to secure adequate funding, in combination with the effort of others, has tremendous weight. This is how positive change happens --
when we speak up together for something of value to all.
Links providing more information:
- How California's Adult Schools Could Still Wither Away
- We Need to Serve 5 Million
- Adult Education Matters Blog
- A4CAS.org (Like us on Facebook)