Policy News: A Tale of Two Reports Points to Increased Need for Better Literacy Advocacy

November 15, 2013 at 11:54 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

LCNV would like to draw your attention an interesting policy article from Literacy Advocate, Jeff Carter.  He highlights the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)’s follow-up report,  just released November 12,  on what the recent PIAAC international survey means for the U.S., as well as another recently released NDD report, “The Faces of Austerity:  How Budget Cuts Have Made Us Sicker, Poorer, and Less Secure.”  NDD United,  a coalition of leaders joining forces in an effort to save public services (known in Congress as nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs),  has developed one of the only major studies about the impact of increased nondefense discretionary (NDD)  funding cuts for Americans over the last several years.  According to Carter, as the evidence firmly supporting the increased need for adult literacy education becomes apparent, it has also clear that the U.S. Government continues to decrease investing in such NDD programs.

Click here for Jeff Carter’s Article and links to the two reports.

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