Thursday, June 9, 2011

OMG, the costs of illiteracy!

McGraw-Hill Research Foundation ( released results of a recent policy policy study on the return on investment of adult education. Among the findings:
Texas has over 3,000,000 adults (18 - 64 years of age) in our state who do not have a high school diploma. The result of this failure of our education system is 'overwhelming', according to the report.

"If these adults possessed a diploma or GED, their annual net fiscal contribution to national, state and local governments would increase by $13.5 BILLION. If they attended college, the ANNUAL net fiscal contribution would increase by another $10.6 BILLION.

We need LIFT and organizations like LIFT to grow and to serve more people. Otherwise, the effect on our state is going to be devastating.

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