TALKS & ESSAYS
MAKING & FUNDING LAWS: A PRIMER: Authorizations & Appropriations in the U.S. Congress, March 8, 2010 — a four-page document that aims to demystify the process by which laws are proposed, passed, and funded by the U.S. Congress. It is coauthored by Gene Sofer, founding partner of The Susquehanna Group in Washington, D.C., and Gail Spangenberg, president of CAAL. This little publication intends to help provider groups, in particular, understand how the authorizations and appropriations process works.
CAAL AEEGA Talking Points —October 17, 2009 version of CAAL's talking points for conversations with Congressional leaders and Administration officials. The document, by Gail Spangenberg with CAAL staff, is updated periodically. It reflects the most important revisions CAAL and the National Commission on Adult Literacy think are needed to strengthen the Adult Education and Economic Growth Act (HR 3238, S 1468).
Joint Advocacy Group Statement (October 2009)— prepared by 13 Joint Advocacy Group organizations, including CAAL, for White House Domestic Policy Council and officials in the Departments of Education and Labor.
Joint Advocacy Group Documents (January-June, 2009)— prepared by Joint Advocacy Group members on adult education and workforce skills for various federal entities.
End Big Banks' Subsidies and Bet on Community Colleges — by Gail Mellow, CAAL Board Member, appeared in the September 25, 2009 issue of the New York Daily News.
of NAAL Cut-Point & RP Standards (Andrew Sum)
Address, American Council on Education — by Gail Mellow, CAAL
Board Member and President of LaGuardia Community College, City University
of New York (second community college president in ACE history to give
this keynote lecture, February 10, 2008)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Speech — David Perdue, former Chairman and CEO of Dollar General Corporation and Chairman of the National Commission on Adult Literacy (on receiving the Chamber's education leadership award, September 25, 2007.) Click here for U.S. Chamber citation.
Reflections on the Fortieth Birthday of the Adult Education Act of 1966 December 22, 2006 (Samuel Halperin)
Introducing the ALA: Recipient National Leadership Award National Coalition for Literacy September 6, 2006 (Gail Spangenberg)
NAAL and the Public Libraries ALA Annual Conference June 25, 2006 (Gail Spangenberg)
Literacy and a Prepared Workforce CAAL Remarks at Verizon Summit November 14, 2005 (Gail Spangenberg)
Transitioning From Adult Education Programs: A Call to Arms — Point of View, August 29, 2005 issue of Community College Week (Forrest P. Chisman and Gail Spangenberg)
Looking Back, Looking Forward — Point of View, October 27, 2003 issue of Community College Week. (Byron McClenney) Made available here with permission from CCW.
Better Links Between Community Colleges & Adult Education Programs Needed — October 14, 2003 issue of Community College Times. (Byron McClenney) Made available here with permission from CCT.
MAKING THE CASE — Adult Education & Literacy: Key To America's Future -- 34 pp. -- A Collection of Essays by Elsa Auerbach, Robert Bickerton, Forrest Chisman, Sherrie Claiborne & Gail Lawson, George Demetrion, Alice Johnson, Paul Jurmo, Catherine B. King, Garrett Murphy, David Rosen, Mary Dunn Siedow, Robbin Sorensen, and Archie Willard -- with an introduction by Gail Spangenberg. Published by CAAL April 30, 2002.
Adult Literacy & The American Dream — a 13-page essay by Forrest P. Chisman, past president of the Southport Institute for Policy Analysis and author of Jump Start (the blueprint for the National Literacy Act of 1991). Published by CAAL February 20, 2002.