This week Governor Charlie Baker released his budget proposal for FY2022 to the Legislature, with a recommendation of $40,606,883 for Adult Basic Education (line item #7035-0002).

If adopted, this would mean a $5.7 million cut from the FY21 enacted level.

The Governor’s proposal unfortunately does not keep pace with the tremendous need for ABE, ESOL, and GED programs across Massachusetts, or with the challenges programs continue to face during the pandemic.