Detroit Regional Workforce Fund: 47% of people in Detroit can’t read

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by

America’s public education system is failing the citizens of Detroit, where the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund reports that 47% of people in Detroit are illiterate. In nearby suburbs, up to one-third are functionally illiterate.

( Article by blacklistednews.com )

The report, titled “Addressing Detroit’s Basic Skills Crisis” makes the problem seem as intractible as the Flint water crisis that is about to hit its third anniversary.

Director Karen Tyler-Ruiz described that level of illiteracy to WWJ: “Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… just your basic everyday tasks.”

Various estimates of the scale of need for basic skills services in the region convey a crisis-level order of magnitude.

Read more at: blacklistednews.com


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