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Reach higher, America: overcoming crisis in the U.S. workforce

Corporate Name: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy

Alternate Document Title: Report of the National Commission on Adult Literacy

Publisher: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Published At: New York, NY

Date Published: June, 2008

Distributor: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Source Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas - 46th Floor

Source City/State/Zip: New York NY 10020

Phone: 212-512-2363

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 61 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Adult Literacy; Education Work Relationship; Federal Legislation

Abstract:
This is the report of the National Commission on Adult Literacy on the need for substantial increase in the adult education and literacy system in the United States. It reviews current factors that lead to a less than prepared U.S. workforce and proposes new federal legislation to restructure and expand the present system of adult education and workforce preparation. Appendices include references and data.

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