Op-Ed

July 4, 2014 7:00 PM

Library cuts, layoffs hurt successful literacy program

When adults know how to read and write they have the power to transform their lives. This is why, with all the issues on which Miami-Dade County’s mayor and commissioners need to focus, adult literacy should be at the top of their list. Literacy is the most basic employable skill, the essential element of economic development and living-wage jobs.

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