Literacy: The Key to Equity and Economic Recovery

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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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Format: Talk
Event Type: Session
Focus Area: Continuing Education