New Bill Focuses on Adult Illiteracy

A. T.
November 1985
Education Week;11/27/1985, Vol. 5 Issue 13, p12
The article introduces a legislative bill in the U.S. that aimed at teaching illiterate parents of disadvantaged children to read. This legislation is based on the belief that illiteracy begins at home. Both the House and Senate versions of the bill would fund one-year programs to be implemented by eligible agencies already operating adult basic-education programs. To participate, adults would have to have young children eligible for Chapter one compensatory-education programs.


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