Advocates for adult literacy got some welcome news yesterday, when U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei, a New York Democrat, announced the creation of an Adult Literacy Caucus in the chamber.
“It is imperative that we raise the visibility of adult literacy and basic education in Congress at a time when job opportunities for people with low literacy are severely limited,” Maffei said in a press release. The group’s mission is to promote adult-literacy initiatives on a “local, national, and global level,” according to the release.
The co-chair of the new caucus is Rep. Phil Roe, a Tennessee Republican.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.