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Los Angeles Learns to Improve Adult Literacy

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Los Angeles Learns to Improve Adult Literacy

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Los Angeles Learns to Improve Adult Literacy

Los Angeles Learns to Improve Adult Literacy

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More than half of all working adults in Los Angeles are illiterate, getting by with help from others who read or write for them. They are under-educated and can barely fill out their job applications alone. Schools and employers are now working together to do something about Los Angeles' low literacy rate. NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports.