Literacy Buzz

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How Family Literacy Helps! Education is the key out of poverty!

In 1997, the poverty rate among children under age 6 whose best-educated parent had:
less than a high school degree was 62.5%; 
a high school degree was 29.2%; 
some college was 15.2%; and 
a college degree was 2.8%.

Even in 1997 statistics report that poverty and literacy rates are closely related.  A family that obtains a college degree has positioned him/herself to provide a legacy of education within their family structure. Parents [Families] must place a high value on education and the privileges that acquiring it brings.  The privilege of opportunity, self-sufficiency, can you think of others?

Facebook|FreshStart Literacy, Inc.

Posted via email from FreshStart Literacy

No comments:

Post a Comment

professional comments only