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Funding cuts force ICCC to cut hours for ESL classes

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Funding cuts have forced Iowa Central Community College in Storm Lake to reluctantly cut back on the hours for English as a Second Language and GED high school equivalency classes.

While no classes are being eliminated, the adults going to class to learn functional English, most of them Latinos, will see offerings cut down from 25 hours a week to 18. GED classes, which help adults go back and earn a high school level diploma, will shrink from 22 hours down to 18.

For an immigrant seeking to learn that language, that might translate to being able to take three hours of class three times a week, as opposed to the previous four hours for four days.

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