Saturday, December 3, 2016

CALL TO ACTION! Request more funding for Adult Ed!

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:
Mailing address:
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

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:


    1. If teaching K-12 paid better and had more reasonable administrative hurdles for teachers to accommodate, students would arrive at Community College with better than 3rd to 6th grade skills. If teaching college paid better, adjunctification wouldn't have horribly inflated college grades. We need accountable K-12 education AND decent college teacher salaries to remedy K-12 failures AND adult education for new immigrants who are not up to collegiate standards, low as they are.

      1. We need to build adult capabilities to improve child outcomes ( Adult education provides opportunities for a better family life and healthy community. It's more a matter of children experiencing toxic levels of stress that impede their ability to learn than it is a function of teachers' salaries, in my opinion.