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Why Literacy Matters

Low literacy skills costs the US at least

$225 Billion

in non-productivity in the workforce, crime, and loss of tax revenue each year due to unemployment.

Communities with the most serious literacy challenges

have some of the lowest life expectancies in England

Illiterate people are


more likely to be unable to identify their prescription, leading to relapses, drug dependency or overdoses.

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