Adult Education

Funding and the Future for Adult Education

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      Terri Rowenhorst

      COABE is asking for help in reaching out to Congress to ensure adult education is funded.

      Congress will shortly reconvene in a “lame duck session” to determine spending levels for FY 2017. We need to do whatever we can to ensure that, at a minimum, Adult Education funding is not cut, and in the best of possible worlds, gets the increase Congress assumed when it passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

      The next years are going to be challenging – pressure to cut federal funding will grow, while demand for Adult Education services is likely to increase. We need to work together to protect and grow funding for Adult Education so that more under educated and/or disadvantaged adults are able function effectively and get family supporting jobs or access post-secondary education.

      We are asking you to weigh in now with Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees who will be making these decisions in the weeks and months to come. Please click HERE for a letter that you can use to send to your Senators and Representatives.


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