Tag Archives: Concerns

LAO Overview on Adult Education

Posted from OTAN News: LAO Provides Overview of Adult Education   Posted on 04/10/2017 The Legislative Analyst�s Office (LAO), the Legislature�s nonpartisan fiscal advisor, issued a report to the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education, which provided an overview of adult education in California. The report provided background and an assessment of the adult education program including ...

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Perspective: George Porter on Acalanes Adult School’s “Older Adults Program”

George Porter, a fourteen year veteran teacher of Older Adults classes at Berkeley Adult School, two term chair of the City of Berkeley’s Aging Commission, and member of CCAE (California Council of Adult Education) and CFT (California Federation of Teachers), wrote this perspective piece in response to the news about Acalanes Adult School’s survival and their Older Adult program.  (You can ...

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People Are The Wind; Politicians Are The Sail: Growing Grassroots and Legislative Advocacy for Parent Education and Older Adults Programs

Lick your finger and stick it in the air. Feel that? The wind is shifting. Hit the link to learn more and go here for the short version.The Back Story A year or two ago, many people – in and out of the Legislature – felt that Parent Education and Older Adults Adult Education programs were valuable but couldn’t be saved.  We ...

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All Out For Berkeley Adult School

Destabilization leads to problems.Destabilization makes an individual, a group, or an institution vulnerable to disease, infiltration, attack, and at worst, death or extinction. Stabilization not only keeps the individual, group or institution strong, it enables the individual, group or institution to provide shelter, support, and sustenance to others.  Help or harm – in domino effect. Hit the “read more” link ...

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Splitting CCSF ESL: Proposed and Opposed

City College of San Francisco administration is proposing splitting up the ESL department.It is important to know what is happening at CCSF because CCSF is essentially the sole provider of Adult Education in San Francisco. You can see the plan for the San Francisco Regional Consortium here.  San Francisco and San Diego are often presented as models for how a Community ...

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