Monday, July 7, 2014

Tell the Governor! Tell the Legislature! We Need Our Own Wallet!

Have you signed yet?

Want to know why signing is a good idea?

Check out this newsletter from Adult Ed Advocates in the Montebello Community:

SMAS Student Council President
and this legislative update from CCAE

Essentially, K12 Adult Schools are very vulnerable. 

Funding runs out for K12 Adult Schools in 2015-16.

What will happen then?

As Hitomi says in this video, we need our own wallet.

You can send that message to every legislator and Governor Brown

when you go HERE and sign the Petition to Restore Protected Funding for K12 Adult Education.

Your signature - and comment! - is sent to every legislator and Governor Brown when you sign. 

Yes, it makes a difference. 

Legislators - and the Governor - need and want to know what people want.

So if you think Adult Education matters and you think K12 Adult Schools need their own wallet, tell them so!

Here's the petition:

Restore protected funding for K-12 Adult Education in California

To be delivered to The California State House, The California State Senate, and Governor Jerry Brown

Petition Statement

Add Adult Education to the list of non-flexible categoricals within the Local Control Funding Formula

Petition Background
Adult Education has been serving California for over 150 years, but in the last five years it's been cut to the bone. The Local Control Funding Formula puts Adult Schools at risk for further school closures because it does not provide designated funding for Adult Education. Adult Education empowers marginalized communities and creates a ripple effect that includes better community health, greater school success for children, stronger families, and reduced recidivism. It provides job training to put Californians back to work. The new Local Control Funding Formula for K-12 Public Education can safeguard Adult Education if it includes Adult Ed as one of the non-flexible categoricals - and then Adult Education can safeguard our state. Your signature supports this effort and tells our elected officials that Adult Education Matters!

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