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Literacy bumbled among three Ministries: SFU prof Suzanne Smythe

March 08, 2013

SFU education professor Suzanne Smythe was mentioned in an article in The Tyee concerning cuts to literacy and adult education programs related to an overall mismanagement of literacy and adult basic education services in B.C.

"The way that adult literacy and basic education is coordinated in B.C. at the moment -- well, let's just say it's not being coordinated, that's the problem," Smythe told The Tyee.

"Access for adults who want to continue to learn after high school and continue to develop their academic and literacy skills is central to job mobility, central to skills development, central to productivity and our economy and central to their own personal social economic needs. These cuts represent a failure to implement a vision that everyone's agreed on."

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