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ERIC Number: ED511942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Reach Higher, America: Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce. Media
National Commission on Adult Literacy (NJ1)
America's workforce is facing an education and skills crisis. Among the 30 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States is the only one in which younger adults are less educated than the previous generation. "Unless we invest now to educate and train our workforce, America risks its economic viability and its ability to compete in a global marketplace where knowledge is the key to success." To meet America's 21st Century adult education needs, the National Commission on Adult Literacy calls for creating a new "Adult Education and Workforce Skills System that will prepare out-of-school adults for postsecondary education and job training readiness and enable their success in the 21st Century workplace." To achieve the goals the Commission recommends, Congress must pass a comprehensive new Adult Education and Economic Growth Act "to overhaul, connect, and expand federal adult education and workforce skills training." [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; High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Adult Literacy
Identifiers - Location: United States