NewsEducation / December 3, 2019

CTE Funding Proposal Would Cut Funding For Life-Skills Classes

CTE Funding Proposal Would Cut Funding For Life-Skills Classes The Department of Workforce Development is proposing a cut in state funding for several life-skills classes that teach things like basic nutrition and personal finance. workforce development, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Indiana State Board of Education2019-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
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CTE Funding Proposal Would Cut Funding For Life-Skills Classes

State Board of Education members at their November meeting.

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The Department of Workforce Development is proposing a cut in state funding for several life-skills classes that teach things like basic nutrition and personal finance. The plan has upset some teachers and education officials. 

The proposal was submitted to the Indiana State Board of Education for discussion in their upcoming meeting. It would add new career classes that offer college credit while removing funding for five classes that teach students basic adult preparedness skills. In a tweet, State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick accused state workforce agencies of deliberately designing the proposal in isolation and communicating it "in the 11th hour."

The former chair of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, Danny Lopez, tweeted back that McCormick previously voted in support of the recommendation and added the process was transparent. 

Last year, the board voted unanimously to approve the recommendations for career and technical education funding but asked for more time to review them. 

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