Adult Education: Private Lives and Public Welfare

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The Los Angeles Unified School District's Evans Community Adult School is the so-called Ellis Island of Los Angeles. Students of all ages come, quite literally, from all over the world. The population was 20,000, but recent cutbacks reduced that to 15,000. Complete elimination of Evans and 29 other such schools was already threatened by LAUSD's worst-case budget, even before Governor Brown announced the latest state shortfall yesterday. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez reports that every one of the LAUSD Adult Education teachers and administrators has a pink slip that could be activated in June.  


Students at Evans Community Adult School