© 2021 Connecticut Public

FCC Public Inspection Files:
WEDH · WEDN · WEDW · WEDY · WNPR
WPKT · WRLI-FM · WEDW-FM · Public Files Contact
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Education News

Adult Literacy Is A Real Problem. How Do We Fix It?

30800854830_953300d428_z.jpg
Bill Smith
/
Creative Commons

Literacy. It's something many of us take for granted. The ability to read health forms, headlines, or the latest bestsellers. Yet, across the U.S., there are millions of adults who have difficulty reading.

This hour, we find out why. We talk with literacy experts and advocates, and we also hear from you.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

GUESTS:

READING LIST:

Fast Company: How we can encourage innovative solutions to poverty and inequality - "'Most XPrize competitions presuppose that demand is there and that the problem is supply, and we need to change the technology available for addressing that particular problem,' says Kattan. Currently, his organization is offering a prize for developing the mobile app that results in the greatest increase in literacy skills among participating adult learners over a 12-month period."

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Related Content