Report says Michigan hurting from adult ed cuts

Mar 12, 2015

Michigan League for Public Policy CEO Gilda Jacobs (right), with Current State host Mark Bashore.
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Enrollment in adult education in Michigan has dropped by nearly half since 2001. State funding in adult ed has fallen a whopping 88-percent since the mid 90’s. Those are among the noteworthy findings in a new report that urges reinvestment in adult education.

Entitled “Willing to Work and Ready to Learn:  More Adult Education Would Strengthen Michigan’s Economy", it was released yesterday by the Michigan League for Public Policy.

It also analyzes the economic impact of dwindling funding for adult education, and makes recommendations.

Current State talks with Gilda Jacobs, CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy, and Bob Steeh, President of the Michigan Association for Community and Adult Education.