Adult Basic Education (ABE)

NDP Mental Health Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Mental Health critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants to know what is happening with a specialized Adult Basic Education program that was developed to address the very particular requirements of people with mental health challenges.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government has abandoned its Poverty Reduction Strategy and as a result thousands of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will remain unable to benefit from the economic boom times in the province.

 

NDP MHA Dale Kirby (St. John’s North) says there is little for the province to celebrate this year on International Literacy Day. The United Nations-created event falls on Sunday, September 8. Kirby, the NDP critic for both Education and Advanced Education & Skills, says government is failing to support basic and vital components of literacy.

 

Dale Kirby, the NDP critic for Advanced Education and Skills (MHA, St. John’s North) is urging the Dunderdale government to ensure that student outcomes in the new adult basic education programs are properly monitored and evaluated.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John’s Centre.

MS ROGERS:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s North.
SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

 

NDP Advanced Education and Skills critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) wants to know if the government is stopping Adult Basic Education instructors from speaking out. He also wonders if the minister is aware of one basic reason for seemingly low graduation rates from College of the North Atlantic’s ABE programs.

 

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

I could not believe my ears yesterday when the Premier said what she is not going to do is continue to have waste, extravagance, and poor spending.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Oh, oh!

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

 

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