Currently, 36 million U.S. adults have low literacy skills. And, research has consistently shown that a mother’s reading ability is the biggest predictor of her children’s future academic success.
National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 23rd – September 29th, 2018) is an important event that raises public awareness about the need and value of adult education and family literacy. Adult education and family literacy play a vital role, not just for individual student success, but in our country’s economy, crime and poverty rates, health care costs, and education system.
For example, did you know:
- Children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. These children are more likely to get poor grades, display behavioral problems, have high absentee rates, repeat school years, or drop out.
- Parents with a high school diploma are 11 percent more likely to assist their children with homework.
- Just 35 percent of individuals with below-basic skills are employed full-time, while 64 percent in the proficient category have full-time jobs.
- The salaries of adults with below-basic literacy skills are, on average, $28,000 less than salaries of adults with proficient skills.
- Women with low literacy are twice as likely as men to be in the lowest earnings category of $300 a week or less.
- The difference in literacy proficiency between people with the lowest and highest education levels was greater in the U.S. than in any of the other 23 countries
When more help is needed: Reading tutoring for all ages in Delaware
At Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, we know that an investment in education is an investment in the future. To get your family started on the path to improved literacy, Back to Basics offers award-winning, 1:1 tutoring for reading and reading comprehension for students of all ages. Our experienced instructors help students read, comprehend, retain and apply reading material. These sessions provide students with the knowledge and confidence to complete any required reading.
Tutors are available at your home, office, or in our Newark or Wilmington locations. For more information about reading help in Delaware and to get started, call Back to Basics today at 302-594-0754.