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ERIC Number: ED511935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reach Higher, America: Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce. Public Policy
National Commission on Adult Literacy (NJ1)
America's current adult education and workforce skills training programs were designed for a different time and different challenges. They must be fundamentally transformed to meet the nation's pressing 21st Century adult education and workforce needs. The National Commission on Adult Literacy calls for a new "Adult Education and Workforce Skills System" with the capacity to serve effectively and efficiently "20 million adults annually by the year 2020." The mission of this new System is to move out-of-school adults "to readiness for postsecondary education and job training." The new System would be funded by "public expenditures of $20 billion by 2020"--a fourfold increase over current public adult education and workforce training expenditures of Titles I and II of the Workforce Investment Act. Additional funding is needed from private philanthropy and corporations. The public expenditure to support this system will be more than offset by fiscal gains to local, state, and federal government. [For the full report, see ED506605.]
National Commission on Adult Literacy. Available from: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy. 1221 Avenue of the Americas 46th Floor, New York, NY 10020. Tel: 212-512-2362; Fax: 212-512-2610; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Adult Literacy
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998