Educating Adults Creates Stronger Communities

Low-skilled adults are:  • 2x more likely to be unemployed;  • 3x more likely to be in poverty;  • 4x more likely to be in poor health; and • 8x more likely to be incarcerated.

Educating adults creates stronger communities. Higher education levels are correlated with lower rates of chronic diseases like diabetes and asthma. A mother’s education level is the highest determinate of a child’s academic success.[i]  Better-educated parents raise better educated, more successful, children, who are less likely to end up in poverty or prison.

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