Adult Ed Story on the California Report
Posted on 08/27/2012
OTAN reported in June on a report on adult education, At Risk: Adult Schools in California (www), released by EdSource (www) that researched the current state of adult education in California and painted a grim picture. KQED public radio posted a story by the report's author, Kathryn Baron, highlighting the distressing disappearance of adult education since being placed into flexibility. It starts at 1:26 of this recording (www), and highlights the cutbacks at Oakland Adult and Community Education, where enrollment has dropped from 25,000 students to 1,000. It states that districts have by now redirected at least 60 percent of the $770 million state budget for adult education to other uses.
Listen to the episode (www).