At NMUSD Adult School, we empower our community to embrace civic responsibility.
NMUSD Adult School’s Community of Learner-Leaders exercised their civic rights and responsibilities by participating in 3 consecutive School Board meetings on behalf of our Adult Education program. By all accounts, our community’s comments were respectful, professional, and instructive.
I personally want to express my appreciation and pride to these Learner-Leaders.
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NMUSD Adult School encourages our students to fill out their census forms. More than $400,000 billion in federal funds are spent each year on education, transportation and health care. These expenditures are based on census data. It is crucial that everyone is counted.
Teachers, you can check out this link: 2010 Census in Schools: It’s About Us. There are lesson plans, maps, teaching guides, and other materials to help teachers and students learn about the importance of the Census.
Idea: Show your students the video How communities benefit from the Census (full-screen capability).
April 1 Daily Pilot Article ~ Schools encourage parents to fill out census form
The National Coalition for Literacy sponsors a website advocating for public policy that supports adult literacy:
The website features a) a BrowseAloud plug-in that reads the website out loud and highlights the words as it reads them, b) an advocacy blog, c) a self-assessment, and d) a great advocacy toolkit.
The Advocacy Toolkit shares the know-how from adult literacy advocates. The resources here will help you understand why we advocate for adult education and literacy and ways you can be involved.
Advocacy Basics Contacting Legislators What You Can Legally Do What to Say and How Using Your Time Wisely Who You Involve Overcoming Barriers Creating Responsive Networks Advocacy Leadership Advocacy Strategies
An economy that thrives in the new global environment! A workforce educated for jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage! America flourishing as a secure democracy and world leader! Powerful demographic evidence points to a clear connection between these ideals and the need for adult education and workforce skills services in America–on a scale unprecedented in history. Following two years of study, the National Commission on Adult Literacy calls for a program on the scale of a “domestic Marshall plan” to achieve these goals. (more…)