Why is adult literacy so critical?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 01, 2022

Dr. Perryman explains the benefits of having higher adult literacy rates in Texas. 

What Is the status of adult literacy in Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 24, 2022

Dr. Perryman explains why this is such a critical factor in managing workforce shortages.

How important is adult literacy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on March 30, 2022

Dr. Perryman breaks down the numbers and economic significance of adults having the ability to read effectively. 

What is the rate of illiteracy in Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 21, 2020

The percentage of adults in the state who do not have basic reading capabilities is significantly higher than the national average. Dr. Perryman explains the depth of this issue. 

Lone Star Literacy
Column Published in syndication August 24, 2022

Literacy is essential to many daily activities, and its importance to individual wellbeing can hardly be overstated. In an era of workforce shortages, it is rapidly becoming an economic imperative. The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) defines five levels of proficiency. Adults who are "Below Level 1" can, at best, read brief texts on familiar topics and locate a piece of specific information, with only basic vocabulary knowledge required. Levels 3 and above allow greater comprehension and application and are generally consistent with being able to perform some type of technical or professional labor.