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Adult Illiteracy (Full Program) (Episode 113)

posted on November 8, 2007 at 12:09 AM

The Iowa Journal is hosted by Amy Johnson Boyle sitting in for Todd Mundt. For one reason or another as many as 30 million Americans cannot read. Some live in Iowa, a state that has always found pride in its schools. This Iowa Journal looks at illiteracy in Iowa, and some remedies with guests Anne Murr and Alexander Hilson. "Out and About" Correspondent Dan Kaercher goes to the Putnam Museum in Davenport, and looks at a significant Iowa community that pre-dates statehood. And David Pitt of the Associated Press provides news analysis. (27:15)

Tags: adult education Davenport education Iowa Language and Literacy literacy news reading schools technology integration