Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Addressing Detroit’s Basic Skills Crisis

Addressing Detroit’s Basic Skills Crisis / Detroit Regional Workforce Fund.
Detroit: Detroit Regional Workforce Fund, 2011.

"The National Institute for Literacy estimates that 47% of adults (more than 200,000 individuals) in the City of Detroit are functionally illiterate, referring to the inability of an individual to use reading, speaking, writing, and computational skills in everyday life situations."

See Also:
Spare Detroit Library Branches, Public Asks Commission

"The closures of the library, you are talking about committing cultural genocide," [Glenn Stevens, president of the Friends of Duffield Branch] said."