Editorial: Adult Education - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Editorial: Adult Education

  • More newsMore>>

  • Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

    Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:31:15 GMT
    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.More >>
    Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, bringing some consolation to grieving relatives who still must wait for...More >>
  • Iraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31

    Iraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:49 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:49:07 GMT
    Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.More >>
    Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.More >>
  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:43:51 GMT
    By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.More >>
    By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots...More >>

One out of every four Alabamians  don't have a high school diploma or GED.

We have only a 60% graduation rate in grades K through 12.

Despite that - and with 20 million dollars from the state and federal government for adult education - only 2,000 GEDs were turned out statewide last year.

Adult education and workforce development are key to our state's growth as we continue to expand our workforce. 

New companies coming to our state and existing companies alike need trained workers who have at least a high school diploma or GED.

Lost in the double dipping debate of two year college employees is a pending failure to meet this critical need.

We encourage the Alabama Board of Education to approve  Chancellor Byrne's recommendations to improve our  two-year college system.

We equally encourage quickly pursuing measures to improve adult education and workforce development statewide.  

Powered by WorldNow