Hi there tout la gang,

We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

sadness, uncertainty, relief, and anger

Wow. This really hurts. I have no words. Only sadness, uncertainty, and anger.

Ottawa, July 16, 2007 - At a meeting held on June 29, 2007, the Board of Directors of Laubach Literacy of Canada passed the following motion: “To wind down LLC in an orderly and structured fashion while ensuring the preservation and continuity of the NRB (New Readers Bookstore) and the training and certification core services.”

The wind-down will take place over the next seven to nine months. The wind-down refers only to the operations of the National Organization, and not to any of the provincial or local organizations, as their governance and operations are independent of the national organization.

...“LLC is very mindful of the impact of this decision on the provincial and local organizations, as well as their volunteers and students. Sadness, uncertainty, relief, and anger are all normal feelings in the face of the loss of something that so many people have supported, or received support from, over the past three decades. We are confident that this decision will best position us to ensure that LLC’s most valuable assets will continue to be available to the literacy community over the long term.”

Thanks for everything Laubach.
Let us know what we can do to make the next seven to nine months easier.

Let's all send the announcement to everyone we know.
And let's all send Laubach Literacy of Canada our words of support.

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