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Document Number: 8821

The Federal Role in Confronting the Crisis in Adolescent Literacy - Results on reading assessments show that millions of young people leave high school without the advanced reading and writing skills required for career and college success. Young adults who lack these skills will likely be relegated to the ranks of the unskilled workers in a world where literacy is an absolute precondition for success. While federal and state strategies have begun to focus on the adolescent literacy crisis, more than ever it is time to build upon these initial efforts. (Alliance for Excellent Education, September 2010)...

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