Adult Literacy

ADULT LITERACY
Action to ensure availability of free or low cost basic English language instruction for adult Maryland residents who are not proficient in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English. (2009)
Support for:
  1. Federal, State and Local government funding of free or low cost basic English language instruction for adult Maryland residents.
  2. State and/or local government providing tax credits or other monetary incentives to employers who:
a.       provide paid work release time for employees to attend English as a Second Language (ESL) or literacy classes either on-site or offsite.
b.      contract with qualified professionals and/or community colleges to provide worksite ESL or literacy classes.
 
Background:
The Adult Literacy Study committee and local Leagues researched English language instruction services for adult Maryland residents and presented their work to members at the September 2008 workshop. Approval by consensus followed in 2009.