Recession claims many adult education courses in California

Many Sacramento school districts are severely cutting adult education classes, while others are eliminating entire programs, leaving thousands of adult students wondering what classes will remain this fall.

The cuts come as adult education waiting lists have ballooned across California as unemployed workers look to re-enter the work force with an expanded skill set.

Three of the largest school districts in the Sacramento region are proposing major cuts for the 2010-11 school year:

"It's absolutely heartbreaking," said Julie Scott, assistant principal at Fremont, at 24th and N streets in midtown.

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