This week at the Literacy Council we brought in a doctor. Seems about right for National Health Literacy month. But it wasn’t because our students, or our office staff, needed a doctor. Instead, it was the doctor who needed our students. And the doctor wasn’t a medical doctor, but she does have a doctorate in statistics.
That’s where the Literacy Council comes in for those who do struggle with reading. In addition to basic reading literacy, the Literacy Council is works with students with many kinds of literacy, including financial literacy, computer literacy, and quantitative literacy. Because in the United States there are still 36 million adults who can’t read at a third grade level.