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Why Jobs Are Not the Only Solution to Poverty


Most of the time in America, when a person sees another wrapped up in a blanket on the side of the road collecting every penny he or she can, that person wonders how he or she failed. In France, for example, the observer of the same situation wonders how the state failed him or her. The belief is that people living in poverty should work, because “they don’t,” and clock in as many hours as humanly possible since the pay for the jobs available to them is generally pretty low. But the fact is that millions of Americans work with little hope of finding job security and comfort.

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Educating Mothers to Increase Family Literacy


Adult literacy educators have long known about the importance of educating mothers or mothers-to-be for the educational development of children.

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Getting Loud for Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on September 14, 2018 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips


We strongly encourage adult literacy and basic education programs across the globe, like New Haven Adult and Continuing Education, to raise their voices. There or more than 8 million adult learners out there who need you but may not know that you exist and that you can help. Stand out in the crowd and make some noise with a rally of your own.

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September Highlights Adult Learners and Educators
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on September 05, 2018 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy


September kicks off a new academic year for adult literacy education across the nation, and includes four major reasons to recognize adult learners and educators.



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Federal Judge says Literacy is NOT a Right
Posted by Peter Waite on July 09, 2018 in categoryAdvocacy
The recent court ruling in Detroit that literacy is not a basic human right has stirred considerable interest and debate throughout the nation. It is particularly fitting that this discussion has happened as the nation celebrated the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 242 years ago.

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