The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education

March 2017


General Adult Education Field

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Author(s): Kevin Morgan, Dr. Peter Waite, Michele Diecuch

The article highlights the importance of investing in adult basic education in the United States. It states that 36 million adults in the country have low-literacy skills, and participation in adult literacy programs leads to various positive outcomes.

Participants show significant increases in income, are more likely to obtain a high school equivalency credential, pursue secondary education, and develop improved literacy proficiency. The article emphasizes the need for increased funding and policy support for adult literacy programs based on these positive findings.

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