In the U.S., 36 million adults lack the basic literacy skills needed to sustain employment — yet education programs for this group serve only about 1.5 million, and funding continues to be cut at state and federal levels. Meanwhile, stigma can keep adults from reconnecting with the classroom.
How Maine is helping Adults who cannot Read, the Governor has increased funding for Adult Literacy https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-36-million-american-adults-cant-read-enough-to-work-and-how-to-help-them
Wisconsin had two champions attend MIT this week, thank you Shawn Anthony Robinson Ph.D. https://weilab.wceruw.org/team/shawn-anthony-robinson/, Mark Seidenberg Ph.D. Language and Cognitive Neuroscience lab @ UW Madison https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/books/language-at-the-speed-of-sight-mark-seidenberg.html