Literacy: The Key to Equity & Economic Recovery

Mar 7, 2022

12:30pm – 1:30pm CT

Recording: Literacy: The Key to Equity & Economic Recovery, Mar 7, 2022

Educational attainment is a critical factor in economic growth. Yet, 54% of U.S. adults read below the equivalent of a 6th-grade level. A study by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and Gallup found that moving all adults to a 6th-grade reading level would add an estimated $2.2 trillion to the U.S. economy annually. Join us for a discussion on how improving literacy rates can lift families out of poverty, driving equity and economic recovery.

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Ken Bigger

American Library Association

Holly MacDonald

Bessemer Trust

British Robinson

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Denine Torr

Dollar General / Dollar General Literacy Foundation

This event will be in person

Details

Format:

Talk

Type:

Session

Track:

Equity & Justice

Level:

Deep Understanding

Focus Area:

Continuing Education