Adult Education Week March 9-13
Posted on 03/04/2009
March 9 to 13 is designated as Adult Education Week, and is an opportunity to focus on the many positive contribution of adult education to communities. The California State Consortium for Adult Education has posted a booklet of information on how to promote this event, including statistics and background, tips on writing news releases, sample public service announcements, and sample proclamation language for a mayor to city council to adopt.
An article in the Bakersfield Californian reports on the Kern High School District board meeting where the board adopted a resolution on Adult Education Week, and at the same meeting unanimously agreed to decline a request to adjust the budget for Bakersfield Adult School. Principal Susan Handy and her staff invited many of the school’s community partners, along with fifteen students who had just received their Licensed Vocational Nurse certificates, to be present at the meeting.
Many districts are now considering reassigning some or all of the adult education funding to other educational purposes, allowable under the newly adopted state budget. Bakersfield provides an excellent example of the ability to mobilize students and community partners to demonstrate to school boards and communities the important role that adult education plays in the economic and social life of their communities.