Learn English... If You Can: The Shortage of English Classes for NYC's Immigrants

New Yorkers' demand for low-cost English classes vastly outstrips supply. There are far fewer subsidized English classes for adults offered in New York City today than 16 years ago-despite the massive increase in the immigrant population and the fact that English speakers are much more likely to earn a living wage. What are the cultural and economic implications? Can New York build a better, more accessible language education system for adults? Speakers: Steve Hinds, Activist, Coalition for Adult Literacy Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director, The New York Immigration Coalition Maria Quiroga, former Adult Education Program Manager, Union Settlement Association Anthony Tassi, Director of Adult Education, NYC Office of the Mayor.

Moderator: Andrew White, Director, Center for New York City Affairs