LA school district could cut entire Adult Education program, affecting hundreds of thousands of students
- Year: 2012
- Length: 5:47 minutes (5.29 MB)
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The US recession has had a big impact on education across the country. Budget cuts have forced schools to scale back programs while many students grapple with increasing tuition. But in one city, leaders aren’t just considering cut backs -- they’re proposing to eliminate an entire education program. In Los Angeles, hundreds of thousands of students enroll each year in adult education programs, taking courses in the English language, basic education, and job training. But the Los Angeles Unified School District is considering plans to cut funding for all adult education. FSRN’s Leilani Albano spoke to students and city leaders about the proposal and files this report.