Economy Spurs Demand For Literacy Programs

Since the recession began in December 2007, more than 5 million jobs have been lost.

Callers are inundating literacy agencies because they realize they can't compete in this difficult job market without a GED. At the same time, many of those callers are forced to recognize and admit their inability to read simple documents, including a job application.

Matt Shafer Powell reports for member station WUOT in Knoxville, Tenn.

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