Four-Part NPR Series on Adult Education
This past November, NPR published a four-part series on a variety of topics relating to adult education. In this series, they cover Americans who struggle with basic literacy, immigrants who are learning English, the importance of adult education in the workplace, and the financial and social costs of low literacy skills. This series was a part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative to address the American dropout crisis.
There are 30 million adults in the U.S. who have trouble with basic literacy. We are encouraged to see the issue of adult education taking center-stage and given national attention in this way. If you missed the original broadcast, listen to the podcast or read the transcript at the links below.
Photo credit Kavitha Cardoza/WAMU, NPR.