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Trump says "let's invest in workforce development and job training."
Posted by Peter Waite on January 31, 2018 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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The recent State of the Union address by President Trump contained several references to issues vital to adult literacy programs. For the first time in many years the speech specifically called out the importance of supporting “workforce development and job training.”

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Potential Implications of the Tax Reform Legislation
Posted by Peter Waite on November 28, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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The recent proposed tax reform legislation may have some significant implications for education and social services in general.

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Will Tax Reform Have a Negative Impact on Adult Literacy Programs?
Posted by Peter Waite on November 02, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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The good news was that the first budget drafts showed no significant cuts to adult education or related programs of value to our field, such as Americorps. The disappointing news is that the ongoing discussions and refinement on the budget and tax reform has included no discussion about adult education or workforce development. 


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Workforce Development Week: National Initiatives
Posted by Peter Waite on June 15, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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This week has been designated Workforce Development Week and President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka have been visiting active workforce development programs in Wisconsin. 


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Further Budget Cuts to Adult Education Hurt Everyone
Posted by Peter Waite on May 18, 2017 in categoryAdvocacy
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We have seen an early preview of the president’s proposed education budget for fiscal year 18. The formal budget will be out on May 24, but this preview gives us a hint of what we will see at that time.


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