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What is the government's role in adult education and training?

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What is the federal government's role, if any, in providing equitable access to adult education and training programs? Provide support for your position.

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This solution discusses laws and funding that support a role for the federal government in adult education. This solution is 244 words with two references.

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Dating back to 1965 the government started programs that provided adult learners the opportunity to enroll in higher education programs. The governments Adult Education Act offered Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education and English as a Second Language programs. They were started to combat the growing number of illiterate adults residing in the United States. Another program began in 1971 called Right to Read, however after six years this program was deemed a failure. During the Reagan Administration the Adult Literacy Program was established to ...

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