Last year’s adult learners working with the Literacy Council had a total of 183 children under age 18 living at home.
This is really something to think about.
Think of the difference it makes to these children when their parents learn to read and write or to speak English. No longer do the adults who love them stand apart from American culture in the same way. (This is just as true with respect to American-born adults who have been functionally illiterate.) Their parents can read to them, help with homework, communicate with their teachers at school and with their friends’ parents.
Think of the difference it makes to the parents who are no longer afraid to attend a parent-teacher conference, who can read the notes sent home from school, who can oversee their children’s lives in a whole new way!