The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), in their report Redesigning California’s Adult Education Funding Model (2022), outlines the drawbacks of the current model and makes recommendations for moving forward (see chart below). This report is a must read for anyone working in adult schools. It will be interesting to see how these recommendations impact future legislative decisions and the state budget as we move forward. We will keep you posted as we learn more.
The full article also provides a historical look at adult education funding and how it is changed over the last decade. I t also provides an in depth assessment of the current challenges and unintended consequences created by the current model. The report provides detailed recommendations to create a new model that “better aligns the state’s existing program objectives of enhanced regional coordination and improved student outcomes.”
To read the full report, click here