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Chapter 3. Adult Education, Article 1. Legislative Intent   

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The Legislature finds and declares that adult continuing education is essential to the needs of society in an era of rapid technological, economic, and social change and that all adults in California are entitled to quality publicly supported continuing education opportunity, including the following:

(a) The opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively in today's economy and society.

(b) Access to courses at the postsecondary level that are foundations upon which successive academic or occupational knowledge are dependent.

(c) Participation in other courses designed to meet the particular needs of the local community.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 36.)