California looks at adult education

And says it should focus on literacy and workforce development.  At least they're not advocating eliminating it all together. From SFGate.com.

Report: Adult education needs overhaul

California's $2.1 billion adult-education system is a disjointed hodgepodge of courses, fees and faculty and should be overhauled to make it consistent and focused statewide, the state Legislative Analyst's Office said in a report released Wednesday. 
The 28-page document termed adult education "a program adrift," and recommended that the Legislature take steps to make it more coherent and accountable to taxpayers and students. 
About 300 adult-education programs serve an estimated 1.5 million people in California, largely provided by local school districts and the state's 112 community colleges. Among the subjects taught: English as a second language, remedial reading, writing and math, high school equivalency, U.S. citizenship, vocational training, effective parenting, fitness classes and enrichment courses for senior citizens such as ceramics. 
That mission is too broad, the legislative analyst said. The purpose should be narrowed to courses that help adults integrate into society and the workforce, and classes such as senior citizen enrichment and fitness classes should be dropped.

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