REACH HIGHER, AMERICA
An economy that thrives
in the new global environment! A workforce educated
for jobs that
pay a family-sustaining wage! America flourishing as a secure democracy
and world leader! Powerful demographic evidence points to a clear connection
between these ideals and the need for adult education and workforce skills
in America--on a scale unprecedented in history. Following two years of
the National Commission on Adult Literacy calls for a program on the scale
of a “domestic Marshall plan” to achieve these goals.
report, Reach Higher, AMERICA: Overcoming Crisis in
the U.S. Workforce, calls for a dramatically revamped service system
capacity to effectively serve 20 million adults annually by the year 2020.
calls for resetting the educational mission of this new system to demonstrated
readiness for postsecondary education and job training. The report recommends
specific actions to accomplish this with emphasis on groups most in need
and on system accountability and results. State and federal government,
and labor, philanthropic groups, nonprofit organizations, and the general
have a vital role in meeting the Commission’s vision for America’s
HERE to obtain the report and related materials.