Literate cities not always the wealthiest

Jack Miller, author of Central Connecticut State University’s annual report on literacy in American cities:

These findings suggest that a city’s quality of literacy has to do with many decisions that go beyond just how wealthy and highly educated is the population. Even poorer cities can invest in their libraries. Low income people can use the Internet. Low income cities can produce newspapers and magazines that are widely read throughout the region.

That’s good to hear. Libraries may seem like a nagging line-item in a city budget, but they’re worth more than many people think.

Via The Atlantic Cities.

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