1/3 of MI adults read at 5th grade level or less

Posted at 7:55 PM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 19:55:10-04

Adult literacy is a problem across Michigan and specifically in metro Detroit. Leaders from the literacy organization Reading Works joined us to talk about it and explain solutions.

We spoke with Reading Works executive director Paula Brown and board member Doug Kuiper of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. during the 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference.

The organization's leaders say one out of every three adults in Michigan can only read at or below a fifth grade reading level.

Visit the Reading Works website to learn more about efforts to help adults learn to read.

Watch our full conversation in the video player above.