Approximately 32 million adults in the US cannot read, according to the US Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that 50% of US adults cant read a book written at an 8th-grade level. For our final threaded-class discussion, I wanted to revisit the issue of the Adult Literacy Crisis in the country which has an impact both on the individual and society at large. In terms of adult education (adult learning) describe the consequences of this phenomenon persisting AND what we, as a nation, can do right now to help remediate this CURRENT generation of adults to lower the illiteracy rate to address the crisis.

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