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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 10, 2017

 

“Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.”

–The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “The Purpose of Education,” 1947.

 

DURHAM -- It is estimated that up to 22 percent of Durham’s adults (38,000 individuals) lack the fundamental reading, writing and English language skills that they need to function well in the workplace and the community overall. According to the National Adult Literacy Assessment of 2003, these adults lack “basic prose literacy skills,” meaning they lack the reading and writing skills necessary to perform fundamental, everyday tasks such as reading a bus schedule and completing a basic job application.

 

Read the rest of this Herald-Sun article here: http://www.heraldsun.com/the_durham_herald/honor-martin-luther-king-jr-by-becoming-a-literacy-volunteer/article_f717d960-d7b5-11e6-821c-337f1c673090.html

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