Wednesday, April 17, 2013

United Adult Students (UAS) to rally against Governor Brown's plan


United Adult Students (UAS) to rally against Governor Brown's plan

United Adult Students (UAS) to rally against Governor Brown's planLos Angeles, California - April 16, 2013 - United Adult Students (UAS) have announced that they will hold a student rally and present petitions containing thousands of signatures opposed to Governor Brown's plan to move adult education to the Community College system.

The details for the event are as follows:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Evans Community Adult School
717 N Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

UAS released the following statement.

"We are against Governor Brown’s plan to transfer the Adult Education program of LAUSD to the Community College system. We want our Adult Schools to remain open and accessible in our communities, and with dedicated funding streams.

Estamos en contra del plan del Gobernador Brown de trasladar la Educación de Adultos del Distrito Escolar (LAUSD) a los Colegios Comunitarios. Queremos que nuestras Escuelas para Adultos se mantegan abiertas y acesibles en nuestras comunidades, y con fondos dedicados."

The petitions and ten reasons provided by UAS for signing it can be found on their website at

Founded by students in response to Mónica García and John Deasy's threatened elimination of LAUSD Adult Education in 2012, United Adult Students (UAS) successfully defended much of the program. Through organizing, activism, and lobbying, UAS has proven the collective power of adult students. UAS is the voice of adult education.

United Adult Students (UAS)
(213) 986-2492



Anonymous said...

I don't know that much about this plan, but is Brown moving adult education to the Community College System to get it away from Deasy, Broad, Villaraigosa and the other privatizers?

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene said...

Given that Brown is also a privatizer -- he ran two privately managed charters in Oakland -- I'm not sure that's his motivation. Moreover, if he really wanted to get it out of García and Deasy's greasy fingers, he could return categorical funding.