With 36 million adults in the U.S. who are illiterate or possess the lowest literacy skills, access to quality literacy programs, where both parents and young children learn, is essential to achieve an America where every person can read and achieve.
“The statistics on this map are unacceptable. They represent real lives – moms and dads and children who must be fundamentally literate to compete and succeed in today’s world. So, what we are doing for the first time is amassing both adult and childhood literacy information in one place. Our hope is that it will better identify the literacy needs in each state and help determine the best opportunities to help families learn. We must transform the way America deals with illiteracy and invest in our future.”
– Jeb Bush