Purpose of Education: Workforce or Learning?

Since its inception, many have argued to get rid of the U.S. Department of Education. In Texas, m

Many community educators remember when Adult Ed was pulled between the Texas Education Agency and Workforce Development. The same battle is happening at the federal level, with the announcement last week proposing to merge the Department of Education with the Department of Labor.

Where does Lifelong Learning belong?

This article in Education Week explores the question: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher/2018/06/the_purpose_of_education_workforce_development_or_lifelong_learning.html

99-year-old woman still learning

A Bridgetown area woman who waited more than 80 years to receive her high school diploma had her ‘bucket list’ wish granted June 28 at the Bridgetown Regional Community School – to a standing ovation.

Walking with a cane, and helped to the stage by her grandson, Hazel Johnson received her honourary school-leaving certificate to roaring applause from her 58 fellow graduates and the folks in a standing-room-only gymnasium.

Read full story here: http://www.digbycourier.ca/living/99-year-old-graduate-annapolis-valley-woman-still-learning-after-she-was-denied-education-over-the-price-of-books-in-the-1930s-222629/