|The Voice of Adult Education in California|
Thanks to our presenters, keynote speakers, exhibitors, and conference team for making this a memorable professional development experience for everyone!
Supporters of Adult Education Update
Thank you for being one of over 3,223 supporters of Adult Ed who have signed up to receive important information about the current dismantling of the State's Adult Education program that has been in existence since 1856. The first class was held in the basement of St. Mary's Cathedral on Grant Avenue in San Francisco. Since that time, the Adult Education program grew to serve over 1.2 million students. Now, statewide enrollments are estimated to be down to 600,000 students and the total is continuing to drop each year.
By joining this email group you will be receiving information on what is happening both locally and at the state level that is affecting Adult Education. Honestly, we are expecting most news will be bad UNLESS we act in a coordinated way to express to decision makers the importance of Adult Education and how their decisions are having detrimental effects on the program. We need your voice!
In these emails you will not only get the status of Adult Ed but you will also, at times, be asked to act. This could mean sending a letter to your representatives, calling their offices, attending a school board meeting or possibly traveling to the capital to voice your concerns and opinions directly to legislators while they meet in their committees.
The battle ground to save adult education continues to reside within the Legislature. Continue to make calls and send letters and emails to your legislators. Be sure to copy our office at email@example.com or fax 866-941-5129 so we may present hard copies when lobbying the issue. Please encourage others to join the Supporters of Adult Education campaign to keep the pressure on the Legislature to save adult education as they make tough choices in the coming weeks.
Sign the Petition to Rebuild Adult Education: K12 & Dedicated Funding Stream
We need 4,000 signatures!
Adult Ed has been serving California for over 150 years, helping parents, the unemployed, seniors, young adults, & immigrants gain the skills they need to contribute to California at full power. In the last five years, it's been cut to the bone. Now Gov. Brown wants to move it to the Community College system, away from the low-cost programs in K-12 systems. The move would cost money. And it would make it harder or impossible for some students to access it. Keep Adult Ed as it—but give it a stable budget (a designated funding stream). Rebuild Adult Education to Rebuild the State. Adult Education Matters!
Renew Your Membership
It's that time again! You can renew your individual membership in CCAE for the 2012–2013 school year online or by downloading the membership form here.
Refer a friend!
If they join as a new member, you’ll save $5, and they’ll save $5 off their membership! Make sure you enter your friend's name in the corresponding "Refer a Friend" box to receive an immediate $5 discount.
Save 50% on CCAE Membership
We are offering a very special opportunity to CCAE members. Now for the first time ever, you can gift a CCAE membership to a new or former member. If the member is new, the membership will be provided at a specially reduced fee of 50% off. If the member is renewing, the same low membership rate applies.
• Edward James Olmos Video—Save Adult Education
• George Takei Video—The Importance of Adult Education
• Help Us Save Adult Ed Student Success Story: Mr. Valdovinos, East LA Occupational Center
SPecial Legislative Update
• May Revise—The Good, Bad & Unworkable
• Initial impression from the Governor's May Revision (PDF)–School Services of California, Inc.
CCAE AND caeaa lEGISLATIVE dAY, a huge sUCCESS!
Over 80 CCAE/CAEAA members descended upon Sacramento on April 17 to participate in a joint Legislative Action Day for Adult Education.
Click here to let us know how your visits went on Leg Day! Results will be tabulated and disseminated to the CCAE membership by July 1, 2013. Thank you for your assistance.
Save Adult Schools
Please take a moment to view the following video, Save Adult Schools, on YouTube.
CCAE State Conference 2013 Keynote Speakers
Click on the images below to view keynote speakers from the CCAE State Conference 2013.
Click here to view more videos from the CCAE State Conference 2013.
Follow CCAE's President on Twitter
We look forward to tweeting with you.
CCAE Membership Growth
Congratulations to the following CCAE sections for their growth during the 2013 school year!
Adult Ed Articles
Alliance for Adult Education
Visit the Facebook page created by Karen Arthur an ESL teacher from Oxnard Adult School.