Addressing Growing Economic Inequality at NCTN 2016

Let’s continue the conversation about adult education and economic inequality at the National College conference policy panel on November 16 in Providence. Join us! Wednesday, November 16 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Grand Ballroom Education and training that lead to living-wage jobs is a broadly endorsed strategy for advancing economic opportunity for low-income people. As … Continue reading Addressing Growing Economic Inequality at NCTN 2016

Making a Living in Adult Education? Working Conditions in the Field

By Kathleen O’Connell and Sally Waldron In recognition of Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, we now turn our attention to the working conditions of adult education teachers and the economic challenge of staying in the field. We could just as easily look at the working conditions of advisors or counselors, many of whom face … Continue reading Making a Living in Adult Education? Working Conditions in the Field

Support Adult Learners: Fight Income Inequality

Widespread and growing economic inequality is now a broadly acknowledged fact of life in the U.S.  Adult education has a role to play in opening opportunities for low-income people to gain the education and training needed to access employment opportunities that pay a living wage. Nearly 30% of adults with household incomes at or below … Continue reading Support Adult Learners: Fight Income Inequality

Exploring Economic Inequality with The Change Agent

Extreme inequality in terms of wealth and income is barely news anymore. CEO pay has skyrocketed over the past 30 years while workers’ incomes have stagnated or decreased. A report from last April states that the world’s “richest 64 individuals control as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people combined.” Five years ago, the occupy movement exploded … Continue reading Exploring Economic Inequality with The Change Agent

Adult Education and Economic Inequality

“America’s economy and the structure of the job market have changed significantly over the past couple decades in ways that have hurt working poor families. For low-income workers, real wages have fallen, the social safety net is fraying, and staying afloat financially is harder than ever. Economic inequality is at levels not seen since just … Continue reading Adult Education and Economic Inequality