Adult Education Commission

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The purpose and goals of the CFT Adult Education Commission are

  • to monitor issues and activities relating to adult education at the California Department of Education
  • the Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and other appropriate state bodies
  • to monitor statutes and regulatory policies that govern adult education.
  • to make policy recommendations concerning adult education issues to the CFT Executive Council, State Council and Convention.
  • to keep CFT locals and members informed concerning adult education issues through articles for CFT publications.
  • to present reports to CFT governance bodies.
  • to testify on behalf of the CFT before state and federal legislative bodies.
  • to assist in organizing adult education employees into the AFT/CFT.

Click here to link to Adultedbudgetcuts page, a shocking wiki on just how bad the state budget cuts for adult education are, and what they mean in individual school districts.

Committee members

Jack Carroll, Chair, Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers
Eugene Avila, ABC Federation of Teachers
Julie Carson, United Teachers Los Angeles
Glennis Cameron, San Jose Federation of Teachers
Michelle Cohen, United Teachers Los Angeles
Kathy Jasper, San Jose Federation of Teachers
Rachelle Kandalaf, ABC Federation of Teachers
Thomas Lawson, Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers
Mel Martynn, Berkeley Federation of Teachers
Armida Ornelas, Los Angeles College Faculty Guild
Alma Sandoval, Gilroy Federation of Paraeducators
Susan Schacher, Peralta Federation of Teachers
Mildred Scherr, Berkeley Council of Classified Employees
Brett Winkelhake, AFT Guild, San Diego and Grossmont-Cuyamaca CC
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Know the issues!

Download the Adult Education Issue Paper to get an overview of issues facing adjunct faculty.

CFT says include adult educators in consultation

Download the testimony by Secretary Treasurer Jeff Freitas about the AB 86 process.  

VIDEO: CFT testifies on adult education (go to 02:03:25)

Read about AB86 in California Teacher