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To: Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Save Adult Education

Save Adult Education

Stop further funding cuts to adult education, which currently receives just 6% of the overall education budget.

Why is this important?

The Government is currently preparing its Spending Review for the next 5 years and adult education is under threat. Without continued Government support for adult education, many courses across the country will simply not be sustainable and will disappear. Thousands of hard working and hugely motivated adult students will be denied the chance to improve their lives.

We need you to help fight to protect this investment in our people and our communities. Please sign this petition.

This campaign is being led by the Workers' Educational Association - the UK's largest provider of voluntary adult education - for and on behalf of everyone involved in adult and community learning.

How it will be delivered

We will send the petition to key Government departments and publicise its success widely as part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the importance of lifelong learning.


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Reasons for signing

  • I'm retired but still active. I've had the opportunity to learn new skills and believe everyone should have that right.
  • So important for all adults but particular those who miss out through no fault of their own
  • Stop further funding cuts to adult education!


2015-10-24 08:53:31 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2015-10-05 14:46:44 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2015-09-28 11:16:46 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2015-09-25 20:55:04 +0100

500 signatures reached

2015-09-24 10:41:10 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-09-24 09:15:12 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-09-23 22:21:37 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-09-23 17:22:57 +0100

10 signatures reached