2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:62-16 - Findings, declarations
18A:62-16. Findings, declarations
1. The Legislature finds and declares that:
a. Adult illiteracy is a widespread problem in society which reduces the pool of available skilled labor and thereby impedes economic growth and global competitiveness.
b. Although various national and Statewide literacy organizations have established community-based literacy programs, the need for literacy tutor volunteers is great.
c. Students could assist in reducing the problem of illiteracy by being active participants in providing literacy tutoring, thereby expanding the State's pool of literacy volunteers.
d. Students who provide literacy tutoring would be performing a public service for the communities where they reside while gaining college credit toward graduation.
e. The active participation of the State's public universities and colleges in the fight against illiteracy would reinforce their commitment to provide an educated work force.
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