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Los Angeles Unified School District to eliminate ALL Adult Ed

Went to my union meeting on Friday, got the news we were all expecting.

The entire Adult Ed division is set to be de-funded as of July 1st. 100%. All programs, all 1.400 teachers, all classes at all sites. At least this is the plan that will be presented to the LAUSD School Board on 2/14, with a vote set for 2/15.

Adult Ed includes: academic classes that lead to a HS diploma or GED; parenting classes; vocational classes (such as auto repair, landscaping, cosmetology, solar panels) that facilitate hiring in those fields; and the old standby ESL/citizenship. LA families are hurting. If unemployed parents can't get work skills or diplomas, prospects remain poor. More credentialed teachers will be out of work in their field, maybe permanently.

Our union is planning robust actions. We hope some programs will survive. But year after year, public education is being hammered.
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