Report: 1 in 7 U.S. adults lack literacy skills

01/9/2009 | USA Today

Some 32 million U.S. adults lack the reading skills to understand anything more difficult than a children's picture book, according to U.S. Education Department research. Investing in education could help tackle literacy problems of people with undiagnosed learning disabilities, dropouts and those who do not speak English, said David Harvey, president and CEO of ProLiteracy, an adult-literacy organization.

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