(TRENTON) — Assemblywoman Joan M. Quigley (D-Hudson) — as the Assembly Budget Committee heard from the Department of Education — released the following statement Monday on Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to completely eliminate adult education aid:
“Gov. Christie’s plan to completely eliminate adult education aid is just one of many examples of a short-sighted move that will impact jobs and our economy for years to come.
“Ensuring quality adult education is available to those who need it not only boosts self-confidence and improves lives, but helps keep our economy in step with ever-expanding global competition by creating a more educated workforce.
“Adult education is, quite simply, an education and economic development tool.
“Yet, under Gov. Christie’s budget, we would leave adults stranded in programs they couldn’t finish, stagnating our economic development. That is the wrong direction for New Jersey.”
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