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A Memorial Tribute to Aretha Franklin: Meeting the Need for RESPECT with Adult Basic Skills Education


Aretha Franklin, the high school dropout who went on to become the “Queen of Soul” with honorary degrees from Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, wrote a song about her need for RESPECT. She sang out, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Find out what it means to me.”

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23 Years of Adult Education Materials


ProLiteracy just completed its 23rd successful year of the National Book Fund®.

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Lives of Students and Tutors Are Transformed
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on August 02, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Blue Ridge Literacy Council is dedicated to transforming lives through improved literacy and English communication skills for adult learners across Hendersonville, North Carolina. One of the program’s tutors, Dawn, shared an inspirational story about her bond with her student, Michelle.

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When Life Let Her Down, Literacy Pulled Her Up
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 26, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford (LVGH) helps 850 adults gain the literacy skills they need to succeed in life. One of these successful and inspiring learners is Myesha Simpson, and this is her story.

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There Are No Names of "Morons" on This Wall!


Over the years, I have observed that while Memorial Day tributes will be given to special groups—the battalions of the Army and Marines, the battle groups of the Navy, the air wings of the Air Force, and others—one group of service members will go largely unnoticed and unappreciated. Indeed, they were unwanted to begin with, and only used when the demands for manpower at the front became so great that the military services had to use them. They are the undereducated, marginally literate young adults who score between the 10th and 30th percentiles at the lower end of the military's bell curve of aptitude, known in military personnel circles as “Category IV’s” and in other, less professionally restrained circles as “dummies.”

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