The Case For Investment in Adult Education

Is funding Adult Literacy programs worth it? Can you prove it? 

At Joplin NALA Read we know first-hand the impact that increasing essential skills has on our students and their families. There is a significant connection between participation in adult basic skills programs and increased employment and income levels, high school equivalency and postsecondary education attainment, and civic participation. This return on investment, however, remains mostly unknown to policy makers, funders, and the general public. 

ProLiteracy’s new report, The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education, provides the evidence for supporting a very critical education segment in America.

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