Tag Archives: Perspective

NPE, AFT, NEA All Say No to De Vos as Fed Head of Ed

By all rights this piece should be in the Perspective section. It’s my opinion that Betsy DeVos would be bad for Adult Education and bad for Public Education, in general.  Many people and organizations agree with me.  Read on to hear why.  — Cynthia Eagleton, ESL teacher at San Mateo Adult School The Network for Public Education, the two large ...

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Post-Election Resources for Adult Educators

Here are some resources to help you when thinking about the impact of the Trump presidency and recent election results in Congress on Adult Ed and specifically on our immigrant students, both documented and undocumented. Advice from Cynthia is at the bottom. Statement by California Legislative Leaders De Leon and Rendon.  Very good, articulate statement — available in both English ...

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Comments on the Edsource Article

A lot of information, insight, and wisdom is to be found in the comments on the Edsource article, “Bill Would Increase Funding for Adult Education by 250 Million.”  As of Wednesday evening, May 4, 2016, here are the comments so far: Jae Woon Jeong: I came from Korea last year and have been studying English at Pacific Grove Adult School ...

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Perspective: “Anyone Can Teach Adult School? The Fate of Credential Requirements for Adult School Teachers” by Kristen Pursley

Kristen Pursely raises important and urgent questions about the future of credentialing for Adult Education in the following blog post, shared with permission below. Anyone Can Teach Adult School? The Fate of Credential Requirements for Adult School Teachers Posted on April 11, 2016 by kpursley In 2012, in a report entitled �Restructuring California�s Adult Education System�, the California Legislative Analyst�s Office ...

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“Why California’s Adult Schools Need More Money” – from Save Your Adult School

With permission from Kristen Pursley: Why California�s Adult Schools Need More Money Posted on March 26, 2016 by kpursley   While California�s economy  rebounds, and educational institutions from K-12 schools to universities receive healthy increases in funding, California�s adult schools remain mired in the great recession.  A new bill authored by Assemblywoman Patty Lopez (D-San Fernando), AB 1846, seeks to remedy ...

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Challege: Teacher Credentialling for Adult Education

CFT’s Adult Education Commission met on January 23rd, 2016.  One of the topics for discussion was credentialing.  With the new Regional Consortia system, which entails Adult Schools and Community Colleges working together to provide Adult Education, there is a need for clarity and streamlining where credentialing is concerned.   Click the “read more” link to learn more. Shari Deghi, Coordinator ...

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Perspective: Run, Don’t Walk to See “The Big Short” To Understand How Everything Happened

This is a Perspective piece.  Mine – Cynthia Eagleton’s. Too often, the conditions out of which bad things happen, never get examined. Poor health, economic collapse, the devastation of Adult Education, or any other bad thing – you can always trace them back to conditions. In a diabetic coma?  Did you check your blood sugar levels this morning?  Take your ...

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Perspective: Kristen Pursley on Keeping ESL & Citizenship Free

From Kristen Pursley’s Save Your Adult School blog: Adult School English as a Second Language and Citizenship Classes Must Be Offered Free Again � Let�s Keep It That Way! by kpursley Under California law, adult school English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes must once again be offered free of charge. AB 189, a 2011 emergency measure allowing adult ...

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