I have sent a version of my open letter about ABE funding to my MLA, Shirley Bond, and to the new Minister of Advanced Education, Andrew Wilkinson.
Lynn Horvat of Vancouver Community College has completed an in-depth, meticulously researched report on Adult Basic Education in BC. You can access it here as a PDF:
It’s time to reframe the conversation. No one disputes the value of adult literacy and a basic education. Attention needs to focus on the erosion of public safeguards for vulnerable adult students, and the destabilization of adult basic education programming, and how this has resulted in a denial of the fundamental human right to a basic education. The following advocacy tools are designed to inform individuals who are involved and interested in issues facing ABE students. (p. 5)