Oppose AB 18: California Council for Adult Education’s Position

As you are aware, CCAE’s position on AB 18 is to oppose unless adult ed is amended out of the “add-on” to a District’s revenue limit. Dan makes many good points (below) and has provided excellent attachments.

AB 18 will be heard in Senate Ed on July 6. Now is the time to follow Dan’s suggestions and contact the referenced people.

Mike Wada
State President
California Council for Adult Education

Membership benefits include discounted registration on CCAE sponsored annual and state wide conferences, professional
development and networking opportunities, effective federal advocacy, annual award opportunities, and access to low cost healthcare benefits.

CCAE ● PO Box 978 ● Los Alamitos, CA 90720-0978
www.ccaestate.orgmembership@ccaestate.org ● 888-54-CCAE1 (888-542-2231)

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From: Garcia, Dan

Subject: Important Information On AB-18 (Brownley)

Adult Ed. Educators,

We are asking Adult Education supporters to state their opposition to AB 18 because this measure would eliminate the existence of the program. For your review and use, attached are the following three items:
* Brief overview of AB 18, and its comparison to AB 189, the measure being supported by supporters of Adult Education.
* Draft letter for stating your opposition to AB 18 with a list of individuals who should receive copies.
* List of State Senate Education Committee members.

Time is of essence in stating your opposition since AB 18 will be heard on July 6th.

Dan Garcia
Principal

Ford Park Adult School
7800 Scout Ave. Bell Gardens 90201

ROUGH DRAFT OF AB 18 OPPOSITION LETTER

Dear State Senator…………………….:

I (We) oppose AB 18 because it would eliminate Adult Education as a specific program meeting the education needs of adults and out-of-school youth pursuing diplomas and employment training. Our program is important because………here describe your program and why it is valuable.

Some suggested topics: Number of students served, number gaining high school diplomas or passing GEDs, number earning career training certification, and other items unique to your program. Describe what happens if Adult Education is eliminated in your community.

Our opposition would be removed if Adult Education is exempted from  AB 18.

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Recommendations on mailing letter and sending copies :

  • Mail letters to members of the Senate Education Committee (see attachment). If one overlaps your Adult Education program, focus on that Senate Education committee member.
  • Address letters to: State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Also send copies to the following individuals:
    • Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, Chair, Latino Caucus
    • Assemblyman Warren Furutani, Chair, Asian-Pacific Islander Caucus
    • State Senator Curren Price, Chair, Black Caucus
    • State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torklason (different address: 1430 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814)
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