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Here is an article about the vast sums of money being spent on adult literacy:

Government pledges £1billion

It makes Easyread look pretty good value!

The results achieved by adult literacy programmes are usually pitiful.  They are almost always based on a weekly or fortnightly lesson, which just sets the person up for a further failure.

At the Shannon Trust ( We successfully teach adults to read in prison because they do a short daily lesson.

Anything else is a waste of time and effort.   And it is worse than that because it confirms the original failure in the mind of the individual.

– David

– David