Report sees adult literacy “crisis” in US workforce

July 7, 2008 by Emsi Burning Glass

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A new report from the National Commission on Adult Literacy, produced in conjunction with the Charles Stewart Mott foundation, finds that the U.S. is actually less educated than it was a generation ago, and that this extremely poor adult literacy (and, presumably, numeracy) will result in a decline in economic competitiveness. The report calls for a huge expansion of adult literacy and workforce training programs to serve the tens of millions of adults who are unprepared to contribute to the American economy.

Link to press release, full report.