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ERIC Number: EJ901585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Not without a Fight
Davies, Peter
Adults Learning, v22 n2 p30 Oct 2010
It isn't the first time City Lit Principal Peter Davies has had to weather a financial storm. This time, he says, it's different--the proposed cuts to funding for adult learning are likely to prove disastrous. Intelligence suggests City Lit might face cuts of 40% in adult funding and even closer to 100% if the Adult Safeguarded Learning budget is removed. The impact will depend on the scale of the cuts. With an equitable reduction of 10% to 15% over four years, the main impact would be equivalent increases in fees. If the cut is 25%, it could be forced to cut some or all of its "force for good" areas, which make a significant financial loss, including provision for the deaf and for homeless people. If it really is 40%, it would be impossible to keep its current balance and mix of provision and a number of different options would need to be considered. Davies believes City Lit has a fight on its hands. City Lit has e-mailed 45,000 of its learners asking them to write to MPs to tell them why adult education is important to them. Learners have responded very well with many exceptional stories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom