Know the facts. Help raise awareness of the issues.
(Sources: ProLiteracy website, October 2009; U.S. Department of Education Literacy Study, 2003; U.S. Census 2000)
In the United States
In Buncombe County
…you can’t read the label on your child’s medicine bottle.
…you can’t count your change in the checkout line.
…you can’t fill out an application for a job.
… or the paperwork for a loan …or food …or housing.
…the boss hands you a new instruction manual.
…you need to get directions or read a map.
…the teacher sends home an important note about your child.