Illiteracy traps adults, and their families, in poverty

Around the world, pill millions of adults are unable to read or write, order and therefore struggle to earn a living for themselves and their families.
Even in the United States, with its considerable resources, there are 36 million adults who can’t read better than the average third-grader, according to the international nonprofit ProLiteracy. In Detroit, Michigan, a widely cited 2003 survey conducted by the National Institute for Literacy found that almost half of residents over age 16 were functionally illiterate — unable to use reading, speaking, writing, and computer skills in everyday life….
Source: RI News Feed