I'm reading this article and it is really disturbing...but I figured I'd wander over to DHP and ask some folks from out that way to shed some light...
Excerpt from Detroit Free Press
The full article is here:Nearly half of all adults in Detroit lack basic reading, writing and other skills needed to obtain good jobs but not enough services are being provided to address the crisis, a study warns.
The report, commissioned by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund, found that the current literacy programs and services are not meeting residents' needs.
In a city with an unemployment rate of 20.1%, 47% of adult residents -- or more than 200,000 people -- are estimated to be illiterate.