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K12 Grownup Ed is on the COVID Restoration Group and Wants Steady Funding to Do That Work!

April 20 to 24 is  Grownup Ed Week 2020 – however not the best way we thought it might be.

Many people have been revving as much as attend CCAE Leg Day adopted by the CCAE State Convention in Sacramento.  We have been going to push once more on the 110 million ask for Grownup Ed Funding.  (Keep in mind – Grownup Ed has been under-funded for over ten years!)

SMAS Instructor Jessica
Carrying her Purple for Grownup Ed
and a facial overlaying
fto #BeatCOVID

Then COVID occurred.

Does Grownup Ed nonetheless matter?  Do K12 Grownup Colleges have a particular function to play within the COVID Restoration course of?

Will English language abilities, job abilities, well being literacy, citizenship, GED and highschool diplomas, make a optimistic distinction as we navigate and get better from this disaster?

We all know the reply is YES!   Grownup Training Issues!  Now greater than ever!  

Do crises typically imply catastrophe for K12 Grownup Colleges?

It is a crucial level and one which must be remembered as we discuss to our legislators concerning the significance of Grownup Training, particularly as we transfer by way of this disaster and into what we anticipate to be tough monetary occasions forward.  As communicated very clearly from the Governor and our Legislature, there are tough monetary selections forward. The final time we confronted an analogous state of affairs Grownup Training skilled the impact of native flexibility, and the Grownup Training system statewide was virtually dismantled in its entirety. The Division of Finance and legislators overtly admitted after that this was a mistake in coverage.

K12 Grownup Ed as a way to COVID Restoration must be

within the public thoughts and discourse.

in Legislative thoughts and discourse

in Governor and Dept of Finance thoughts and discourse

Grownup Ed Week is all about that – So how can we make that occur whereas we shelter at house?

This is how:

1. Dialogue along with your college students

  • Ask your college students how and why Grownup Ed is particularly vital now as we deal with this disaster
  • Ask them how they plan to depend on it as we work to get better from the disaster
  • Present your college students with data concerning the state of affairs
    • Grownup ed underfunded
    • State price range must be rewritten due to COVID
    • We’d like be certain that the Governor and Legislator is aware of Grownup Ed Issues  

2.  Social Media

  • This week, take pictures of your self carrying #Red4AdultEd
  • Ask your college students to do the identical
  • Should you’re zooming, with pupil permission, seize a display screen print of you and your college students carrying Purple for Grownup Ed – possibly holding up indicators saying Grownup Training Issues
  • Share the pictures on social media with hashtags and stats and tales about Grownup Ed
  • Submit tales previous or new that showcase the worth of Grownup Ed – particularly now when we face a Recession/Despair state of affairs.
  • Write your State Senator, Meeting Member, and the Governor about Grownup Ed Funding – and point out K12 Grownup Ed particularly
  • Letters on paper have extra influence than emails
  • Telephone calls are tremendous incredible – name and ask to speak to the aide in control of training
  • Should you make a telephone name, dialogue with the aide you communicate with – ask them what their Member plans on pushing for on this new price range, what their priorities are, what their questions concerning the function of Grownup Ed may be
  • CCAE is the one group particularly dedicated to K12 Grownup Ed – and bear in mind, K12 Grownup Ed will get the worst cuts – a lot worse than CC Grownup Ed
  • This week they’re having a webinar – Legislative Advocacy Reimagined  – join it!
  • In case your register for the webinar, you’ll be able to watch it later, at your comfort

5.  Should you work at a college with a union, be a part of the union for those who’re not a member, and become involved if you’re!

  • San Mateo Grownup College has finished nice issues for Grownup Ed by way of CFT Native 4681
  • Unions are doing loads proper now to to assist educators, college students, and households deal with this disaster
  • Be a part of that good work and have a stronger voice in advocacy for K12 Grownup Ed, by becoming a member of the union and being energetic in it

6.  Take motion – take a photograph, write a letter, attain out to your networks

* Have a good time and advocate by way of pictures, tales, letters, emails, and calls. 

* Speak along with your college students

     * Ask them for suggestions on how Grownup Ed helps them deal with this disaster 

     * Ask them the way it might help them get better because the pandemic recedes 

     * Ask them what they want from Grownup Ed now and in future to outlive, care for their households, and navigate the financial fallout from this disaster

* Be a part of CCAE and/or your union and become involved in advocacy.

* Share why Grownup Ed Issues along with your community of family and friends.

Keep in mind, failure to take motion can result in a disaster — and clever motion might help us get better. 

Take clever motion!


As a result of #AdultEducationMatters!








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