Teachers, Administrators, and Friends of Adult Ed: Send an Email Supporting Adult Education
On February 9, President trump signed a Continuing Resolution that includes significant increases in Non-defense Discretionary spending and offers the opportunity to increase funding for Adult Education, among other programs. Now, each Appropriations Committee must decide how to allocate its new funds.
SENATOR JACK REED (Rhode Island) is proposing to increase funding for Adult Education by $100 million (a roughly 17 percent increase) from about $582 million to about $682 million.
Please contact your legislator today to let them know how critical this funding is to our work. You can send them an email, make a call, sign our petition, and forward this on to your colleagues, adult learners, family, and friends. Now is our time to come together on behalf of our field!
Click “Take Action” below, enter your contact information and click “SUBMIT” to preview the editable letter we will send on your behalf to Congress, Governors, and Mayors.
INVEST IN ADULT EDUCATION
Given the tremendous harm that a cut of this size would cause to adult education programs and students across the country, NCSDAE (National Council of State Directors of Adult Education) and COABE (Coalition on Adult Basic Education) are launching a national advocacy campaign to ensure that members of Congress do not approve this devastating cut.
The message for this campaign is INVEST IN ADULT EDUCATION. Each of us as adult educators, students, and friends of adult education have the responsibility to take swift and decisive action to ensure that the proposed cut is not enacted.
The campaign will be carried out through the advocacy networks set up by both organizations. Working together we can ensure that the voices of our students from across the country will be heard throughout the halls of Congress. When Congress enacted WIOA it voted overwhelmingly for specific funding levels for each year of WIOA’s existence. Their suggested funding level for FY18 is $649 million for Adult Education.