“Adult literacy an economic issue for San Antonio”

An editorial in the San Antonio Express-News last week claims that there is just one “formal” adult literacy program for the entire city of San Antonio—stunning, if true—and calls on the local community to come together to address the need for adult literacy services the same way it has come together to support early childhood education and homelessness:

The city of San Antonio has shown great initiative in addressing early childhood education. The creation of Haven for Hope was a bold attempt to provide one-stop services for the homeless population.

There is no reason the community can’t rally around improving adult literacy, as well. It is in the best interest of our families, economy, present and future.