Adult education advocates bring their voices to Capitol Hill

By Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, Jessica Cardott

The Covid-19 pandemic may still be causing adult educators to maintain a safe social distance, but hundreds of them nevertheless have made their voices heard on Capitol Hill. Nearly 600 educators from across the country registered for a recent virtual forum co-hosted by National Skills Coalition, the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL), and the Coalition for Adult Basic Education (COABE).

The forum, a part of NSC’s #SkillstoRecover series, included updates on federal policy, opportunities for adult educators to take action during the event, and numerous opportunities for educators to share their reflections on the policy barriers and other issues facing adult learners in the present moment.