[AAACE-NLA] Questions for Candidates for President
bjteach at ameritech.net
Wed Mar 8 22:56:51 EST 2006
Can we afford to ignore adult education while errors in safety and health
are made from lack of English speaking, reading and writing skills?
Why are mandates created for reporting and program directions without
funding for those mandates?
bjteach at ameritech.net
barb.sabaj at d214.org
bsabaj at thecenterweb.org
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[mailto:aaace-nla-bounces at lists.literacytent.org] On Behalf Of David Rosen
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 9:35 PM
To: National List sponsored by AAACE Literacy Advocacy
Subject: [AAACE-NLA] Questions for Candidates for President
Take a moment now, please, to think about what the most important
adult literacy education questions are to ask the candidates for U.S.
President in 2008. It may seem early, but it's not. Candidates are
already appearing in New New Hampshire. If we get in on the ground
floor we may be able to persuade candidates to include adult literacy
in their campaign platforms.
So far we have received only one question. That's a pathetic
response. No, worse: apathetic.
Now is not the time for apathy. It's the time for action. We must
build upon our victory of last year with Congress, push for
additional funding for next year, and get a President who champions
So, what should we ask? It's up to you.
Those who are busy: it doesn't take much time to post one question.
Think about your questions in your car, on the bus, in the shower.
Post them later today or tomorrow.
Those who beat the drum here about democracy, I have not heard from
you yet. Practice, please, what you preach. Engage in the democratic
process here. Don't complain about summit elitism, or economy-driven
adult literacy policy, and then fail to participate in a democratic
action process. What do _you_ think we should be asking candidates?
Those who hesitate to speak up, now is the time. Post one simple
Those who believe that students should participate in this process,
ask them what they think our field should be asking presidential
candidates, then have them post (or post for them) their questions to
Those who have questions. but don't want to post them publicly, send
them directly to me at djrosen at theworld.com
Thanks in advance to those who post this week.
David J. Rosen
Adult Literacy Advocate, and
after a harangue like this a few years ago, also called a "tin horn
dictator" ; ^ )
djrosen at the world.com
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