United Adult Students launches website, petition drive, Sacramento tour

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The folks at United Adult Students have been busy!  They carried out a successful petition drive, widely covered by the media, demanding “Dedicated Funding Streams” for Adult Education and to keep Adult Education in LAUSD (not transfer it to Community Colleges).  Over 10,000 signatures were collected and this week they are in Sacramento meeting with legislators.

Check out their new website: http://www.UnitedAdultStudents.org

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Success Story: Adult Education Empowers Environmental Activist, Martha Sanchez, in South Central Los Angeles

Here’s the latest article in the National Coalition for Literacy’s series “Cut the Excuses, Not Education” which covers our struggle to SaveAdultEd in LAUSD. Click here for the full article by Martha Sanchez.

Big Evans Rally on February 29, 2012

We had a happy leap day, since we were united as one with students, teachers, and families at Evans Adult School. Several news media outlets including Univision 34 and USC Annenberg TV News (ATVN), covered our demonstration. During lunch time (12:20pm), we gathered at the front of Evans building wearing our Red-T-Shirts. We held our signs on along the side of the street and shouted “Save Our Schools,” and “Yes we can.” Many cars honked to support us. Also, we crossed the intersection in a picket line. Kristen Muha, who works with ATVN, interviewed some of our students, teachers, and principal. Those interviewed spoke about how adult school is so important to young students, immigrant families, single mothers, and our communities. In addition, they emphasized how adult school contributes to to the economy through job training, helping parents, and how it would be unfair to cut. Here are link to the ATVN piece:

Local Students and Teachers Protest Adult Education Cuts

There’s one small problem with the video. The anchorwoman says UTLA members took to the street, but our demonstration was primarily organized by Evans United Adult Students and was attended by students, their families, teachers, administrators, and community.

It shows everyone was united as one, even though the Evans Rally was a just 40 minute demonstration. Adult Students, Teachers, and Community: WE are ONE!