WWEC denounces latest cut to adult education at the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board

June 19, 2017|Posted in: Uncategorised

It is with a sense of alarm and indignation that the Windsor Workers Education Centre publicly notes the deep cuts to the last vestiges of the St. Michael’s Catholic Adult High School programs in the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board. These programs have been used by the poorest and most vulnerable citizens. Of particular note is the termination of the Work Matters program that provided employment and independence to intellectually challenged adults.

Replacing Work Matters in class, face to face teaching, with what appears to be an inferior replacement cannot properly serve this vulnerable population.

We see this program cut as an attack on working people and as part of an austerity agenda where needed services to ordinary working people are curtailed or ended. We say this because over the last few years alternative education run by the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board has seen schools and programs closed. Today, only the Detroit St. location for adult education in the Catholic system remains.

The Windsor Workers’ Education Centre urges the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board to preserve and enhance the Work Matters program at St Michael’s Catholic Adult High School, and commit to enhancing the overall adult education program.

To learn more about this issue, and to get involved in Popular Education initiatives at WWEC please call 519 252 1212, or Email: president@wwec.ca

Board president WWEC, member at large Social Justice Windsor District Labour Council, host of campus community radio program The ShakeUp on CJAM 99.1FM