Census 2020 and Adult Education
ProLiteracy, through its partnership with the National Coalition for Literacy, is focused on Census 2020 in an effort to ensure a complete and accurate count of adult learners and their families. Adult learners often fall into one or more groups that the Census Bureau has identified as “hard to count,” which means they are at risk of being undercounted.
The census determines how $800 billion annually is spent on programs affecting schools, housing, health care, and much more. Results also determine the allocation of seats and draw district lines for the U.S. House of Representatives, state legislatures, and local boards. The census will determine these allocations for the next 10 years.
To keep apprised of tools for adult education practitioners to use to support adult learners’ understanding of and instructions for completing the census, please visit NCL’s website of resources.
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