Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sad News About Oakland

Yesterday, February 27th, the Oakland School Board voted to close the few remaining classes in their Adult School program.

Full story:  "School Board Votes To End Adult Education."
 (From Oakland North, a project of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism)

Quote from above story:

“It was really depressing,” said Victoria Carpenter, a family literacy teacher at La Escuelita Elementary, after the vote. “I think the board heard us, but I have a feeling they don’t really understand. I don’t know how to explain it to them any more. I feel like they don’t understand the importance of these classes.”

But we know how important they are - which makes it all the more important for us to speak up -

not just for our own schools and communities...

but for the people of California.

People all across this state, in both urban and rural areas, red and blue, rich and poor, old and young, who need good, stable Adult Education programs.

Adult Education matters -

because we do.

It's time to get ready to work, friends... roll up your sleeves...

Information about Adult Education Week and opportunities to speak up - coming soon.

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