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Funding For Adult Education

 "If the new administration in Washington is serious about improving the fortunes of American workers, then it must invest in adult education," writes Don Block, Executive Director of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

Don's passionate letter to the editor, calling on President Trump to fund this programming, can be read here:   http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2017/01/15/Trump-should-make-adult-education-a-priority/stories/201701150009

One of the most illuminating facts that he cites is that "the adult education budget for the entire nation is approximately $560 million. That amount is enough to serve about 1.5 million adults of the 23 million who need services, or about 7 percent of the target population."

Literacy advocates—it looks like we must continue fighting for our cause!

 

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