Oklahoma City nonprofit fights adult functional illiteracy issue
Community Literary Centers, an Oklahoma City nonprofit whose mission is teaching adults how to read, says there are roughly 130,000 functioning illiterate adults in Oklahoma City and 400,000 across the state.
It's often a hidden problem, a concealed stigma that haunts adults who keep it secret: not knowing how to read and write at a proficient level.
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Functional illiteracy, a term used for people who lack basic literacy skills to manage daily living and working tasks that involve reading and writing, is a national and statewide problem....
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