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Adult Education Program In San Jose Could Be Slashed

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SAN JOSE (KCBS) – An adult education program that’s been around for 43 years could soon be the latest victim of the budget ax with the San Jose Unified School District proposing a 67 percent program cut for the Metropolitan Adult Education program in order to save three and a half million dollars.

“This would mean the reduction of services to about 5,000 students,” said Adult Education Superintendent Paul Hay.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

He added that 112 employees would be laid off, including 72 teachers.

Isela Guerra who’s studying English as a Second Language said the cuts would be devastating and would affect people from all sorts of backgrounds.

This would be the most drastic budget cut in the 43-year history of the program.

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