On January 31, the Festival of Literacies submitted a letter in response to the Ontario government's consultation process for adult education. The letter was the result of a series of online and phone discussions among seven of us: Phylicia D., Paula E., Audrey G., Annie L., Tracey M., Judy P., and Christine P.-J. Although we started emailing each other as soon as we saw the announcement of the consultation process in December, we remarked on the challenge with the end-of-year timing and the long list of 27 consultation questions. We decided to focus specifically on the questions around the competency framework and how it would mean to adult literacy learners in Ontario. The three-page letter we wrote (see link below) could not fully capture the extent of our broad and in-depth discussion; however, we were mindful of how much attention span government policy analysts could give to each response. So we opted for a tight and focused response. This was emailed on the deadline of January 31. So far, we haven't even seen any acknowledgement of receipt. We shall see...