2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 34:15C-17 - Findings, declarations relative to adult literacy.

NJ Rev Stat § 34:15C-17 (2013) What's This?

34:15C-17 Findings, declarations relative to adult literacy.

1.The Legislature finds and declares that:

a.Education affects an individual's employability, wages, productivity, ability to function effectively in the family and community, and ultimately, it affects the State's economic well-being;

b.Low literacy skills rob individuals of their future and undermine the economy of the State;

c.Almost one-half of New Jersey's adults function at the lowest levels of literacy as defined by the National Adult Literacy Survey;

d.Low literacy levels are related to crime, unemployment and underemployment, public assistance, and many other social problems on which the State invests hundreds of millions of dollars each year;

e.A literate population is a precondition for solving many of society's ills; and

f.Developing a solid, well-coordinated literacy delivery system will enhance the chances of adults' success in the labor market and in society as a whole.


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