14 points that matter to literacy | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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As work changes and jobs demand higher level skills, people without good reading skills are most at risk of being left behind.

Reading is the learning-to-learn skill. It’s the cornerstone of every other job skill — communication, collaboration, problem-solving and being able to learn and adapt all depend on reading. As work changes and jobs demand higher level skills, people without good reading skills are most at risk of being left behind. People gain and lose reading skill over the course of their lifetimes, but the people entering the workforce over the last few years, are, on average, finishing high school with less skill to begin with.

Read the full article by Janet Lane and T Scott Murray here: Opinion: 14 points that matter to literacy | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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