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Strengthening State Adult Education Policies for Low-Skilled Workers

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Publication Date: December 2007

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Amy-Ellen Duke; Evelyn Ganzglass

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Education (Adult, technical, and vocational education)

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


At a time when employers increasingly need better educated and skilled workers to succeed, too few states have taken significant actions to improve adult education and literacy. This brief, prepared for the Working Poor Families Project, provides an overview of state adult education policies and programs and recommends ways they can be strengthened to provide better job advancement opportunities for lower-skilled adults and older youth.