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LAUSD has $700+ Million in Reserves, but Still Plans to Close Adult Schools?

—A guest blog article in the discussion series on Cut the Excuses, Not Education! How SaveAdultEd.org Is Fighting the Proposal to Eliminate Adult Education in L.A.

By Sean Abajian

On Tuesday, March 13, and for the second time this year, the LAUSD presented an Interim Financial Report stating that the District will end the 2011-2012 school year with reserves of over $700 Million (pg. 51 of 92 in the Scribbd.com document linked above). $707 million represents almost…

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Si se puede! Organizing Our Community in Adult Education

—A guest blog article in the discussion series on Cut the Excuses, Not Education! How SaveAdultEd.org Is Fighting the Proposal to Eliminate Adult Education in L.A.

By Blanca Perez, President, & Evelyn Escalante, Vice President, United Adult Students

In our experience as president and vice president of United Adult Students, we have had the privilege to organize our community in which approximately 350,000 students would be impacted if the proposed elimination of adult education by the LAUSD Board…

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Defending Adult Education in Los Angeles

—A guest blog article in the discussion series on Cut the Excuses, Not Education! How SaveAdultEd.org Is Fighting the Proposal to Eliminate Adult Education in L.A.

By Matthew Kogan, Chair, Adult Education United Teachers Los Angeles

In response to projected budget deficit for 2012-13 in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Superintendent John Deasy proposed a fiscal stabilization plan that would eliminate its adult education program serving 350,000 students.

It appeared that a majority of the LAUSD school board supported the elimination…

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Organizing 3.0, leveraging the “internet of things” in mobilizing communities across 710 square miles

—A guest blog article in the discussion series on Cut the Excuses, Not Education! How SaveAdultEd.org Is Fighting the Proposal to Eliminate Adult Education in L.A.

The National Coalition for Literacy interviewed Sean Abajian, a campaign organizer from SaveAdultEd.org, to get the big picture on what happened and what advocates were doing to save adult education in Los Angeles, CA. Our questions and Sean’s responses follow.

Tell us a little bit about the adult education program in L.A. and the literacy rates

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Cut the Excuses Not Education!

How SaveAdultEd.org Is Fighting the Proposal to Eliminate Adult Education in L.A.

UPDATED 3-23-12

Guest Blog Discussion Series:  March, 2012

Join us March 5-23 on the NCL Advocacy Blog where several organizers from the SaveAdultEd.org campaign will blog about their experiences in organizing and galvanizing one of the largest local grassroots responses for adult education in recent years. You will have the opportunity to interact with our guests, add your voice…

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