In a recent U.S. Dept. of Education report, an estimated 13% of Travis County residents are illiterate. http://nces.ed.gov/naal/estimates/index.aspx
This appalling finding is another reason United Way is collaborating with E3 and others in our region, to ensure that children have the opportunity to start school healthy, happy and ready to learn with our Success By 6 program.
If we don’t get involved to turn these findings around, Central Texas will not maintain its prosperity, companies will move away and find the educated, literate workforce elsewhere.