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ELECTION 2013

MCAE Questionnaire sent to Candidates for U.S. Senate

1. Do you believe adult basic education is a right or a privilege? Should we have a social contract for adult basic education the way we do for K-12 education?

2. Currently our state has many residents who lack access to adult basic education services either because there is no program in their area, the programs in their area have long waiting lists or there are scheduling, transportation or child care barriers. What steps would you take to correct this lack of access?

3. Efforts are underway at the state and national level to raise the quality and standards of adult basic education programs and services to be comparable with that of the K-12 system, yet the ABE system receives only a small fraction of the funding that goes to the K-12 system. What would you do to increase the resources allocated to adult basic education in order to promote the development and professionalization of the field?

4. What do you believe should be the vision and purpose for the adult basic education system, in good economic times and bad?

We have received responses from the following U.S. Senate candidates:

Congressman Stephen Lynch

Congressman Ed Markey

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTION 2010

MCAE Questionnaire sent to Candidates for Governor and Contested Congressional and Legislative Seats

 

1.  Do you believe adult basic education is a right or a privilege?  Should we have a social contract for adult basic education the way we do for K-12 education?

2.  Currently our state has many residents who lack access to adult basic education services either because there is no program in their area, the programs in their area have long waiting lists or there are scheduling, transportation or child care barriers.  What steps would you take to correct this lack of access?

3.  What steps would you take to maximize the percent of adult basic education dollars that support activities leading to quality instruction without sacrificing accountability?

4.  What do you believe should be the vision and purpose for the adult basic education system, in good economic times and bad?

Question 5 was for Congressional Candidates only

5.  Will you vote for an annual federal funding allocation of $850 million to fund the national adult basic education system (WIA Title II) and to increase access for the unemployed, new immigrants and other at risk populations, as proposed in the Adult Education and Economic Growth Act sponsored by Congressmen Hinojosa (TX) and Kennedy (RI)?

We have received responses from the following candidates:

Gubernatorial Candidates

Treasurer Tim Cahill

Congressional Candidates

Congressman Barney Frank, Candidate for Massachusetts 4th Congressional District

Congressman John Olver, Candidate for Massachusetts 1st Congressional District

State Legislative Candidates

Derek Maksy, Candidate for State Senate, 1st Bristol & Plymouth District

Tim Dodd, Candidate for State Representative, 9th Worcester District

Representative Mark Falzone, Candidate for State Representative, 9th Essex District

Rodney Josephson, Candidate for State Representative, 5th Worcester District

Representative Ellen Story, Candidate for State Representative, 3rd Hampden District

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