[AAACE-NLA] However...the Administration thinks an 'effective'rating is o...
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Wed Feb 14 00:12:19 EST 2007
Our services, in general, are effective.
Sometimes they're not.
Like the media, we highlight the bad news.
Quite often, failure and success are dependent upon what we are measuring or
in what people say we are measuring or what people say we should be
"There are things we count that don't matter, and things which matter that
we can't count."
The decision to cut funding for adult basic education, which would have
dismantled the system, was not based on whether or not our services were
Someone saw a pot of money and thought we weren't organized enough to fight
"There are two reasons why people do things:
A good reason and a real reason.".
They never tell you the real reason."
Jose L. Cruz
Chief Executive Officer
San Diego Council on Literacy
_jcruz at literacysandiego.org_ (mailto:jcruz at literacysandiego.org)
Can someone explain how the OMB suddenly finds adult ed effective, when
last year there was a move to cut AE by more than 65% because it was deemed
> [Original Message]
> From: David Rosen <djrosen at comcast.net>
> To: National Literacy Advocacy List sponsored by AAACE
<aaace-nla at lists.literacytent.org>
> Date: 2/12/2007 8:43:04 AM
> Subject: [AAACE-NLA] However...the Administration thinks an
'effective'rating is only worthy of level funding and cuts
> AAACE-NLA Colleagues,
> Despite the OMB "effective" rating for adult education programs, the
> Administration proposes level funding for state grants, national
> leadership activities and the National Institute for Literacy, and
> again zeros out EvenStart Family Literacy. Perhaps we can persuade
> Congress to pay more attention to this OMB finding than the
> Administration has given it.
> "FY’08: Adult EdLevel Funded
> President Bush’s FY 2008 budget, sent to Congress on February 5,
> proposes funding adult education State grants at the current level of
> $564.1M. The budget also proposes current funding of $9.1M for
> national leadership activities and $6.6M for the National Institute
> for Literacy. Congress has the option of increasing or decreasing
> these amounts. To see the President’s request for FY 2008, go to
> section2c.html. Earlier, the House cobbled together and Senate
> generally agreed to a held-over FY 2007 budget, minus any
> “earmarks.” The existing FY 2007 stopgap budget measure expires
> February 15. After that, under the new 2007 continuing resolution,
> adult education is level funded, and Head Start gets a boost of
> $103.7M to $6.9B for the remaining months of FY 2007. Check page 12
> at http://www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget07/07action.pdf "
> (February 8, 2007 Special Budget Issue, OVAE Thursday Notes.)
> David J. Rosen
> djrosen at comcast.net
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