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Potential Implications of the Tax Reform Legislation
Posted by Peter Waite on November 28, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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The recent proposed tax reform legislation may have some significant implications for education and social services in general.

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36 Million Reasons Why We Participate in #GIVINGTUESDAY
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on November 22, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips
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There are 36 million reasons—one for every adult in the U.S. that cannot read, write, or do math above a third-grade level—to join ProLiteracy this Giving Tuesday. Low literacy is a national crisis that affects each and every one of us in every facet of life, although not everyone realizes this.

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Adult Literacy's Role in the Skills Gap
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on November 15, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
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There is a gap between what employers want or need their employees to be able to do, and the skills employees possess. Good, high-paying jobs are unfilled while American workers lack the skills to fill them. This keeps many workers in the dark and unable to enter or remain in the middle class. Their lack of advanced skills means they are constantly faced with low wages and the incapacity to accomplish financial stability. What can we do to close the gap?

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Will Tax Reform Have a Negative Impact on Adult Literacy Programs?
Posted by Peter Waite on November 02, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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The good news was that the first budget drafts showed no significant cuts to adult education or related programs of value to our field, such as Americorps. The disappointing news is that the ongoing discussions and refinement on the budget and tax reform has included no discussion about adult education or workforce development. 


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Increasing Public Awareness of Low Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on September 12, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
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Take a look at some of the results of this year's Omnibus survey on public awareness of the adult literacy issue in the United States.


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