From CQ Roll Call:
NO CUTS IN ADULT EDUCATION FUNDING
The Trump administration’s initial budget proposal, which was released last Thursday, proposed a budget cut of 13.5% in the U.S. Department of Education for FY2018. While adult education was not specifically mentioned in this proposal, we anticipate that the complete budget, which will be released in mid-May, will include the cut of 13.5% for adult education along with most other education programs.
Given the tremendous harm that a cut of this size would cause to adult education programs and students across the country, the National Council of State Directors 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 NO CUTS 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.