100% adult literacy

by Francis Tuominen | Feb 13, 2013
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Summary:

St Paul can pursue 100% literacy aggressively and rapidly by first teaching all adults how to read and write English at [at least] a ninth-grade level. We will use volunteers and those many who are currently employed as translators to instruct adults in small groups, one-on-one or via social networks. The new readers will then be encouraged or expected to read to their children and grand children thus catalyzing a contagious and a rapid growth in literacy to rival South Korea, Finland and Singapore. St Paul will then publicize their status as the most literate city in America.

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Francis

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Tuominen

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100% adult literacy

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

St Paul can pursue 100% literacy aggressively and rapidly by first teaching all adults how to read and write English at [at least] a ninth-grade level. We will use volunteers and those many who are currently employed as translators to instruct adults in small groups, one-on-one or via social networks. The new readers will then be encouraged or expected to read to their children and grand children thus catalyzing a contagious and a rapid growth in literacy to rival South Korea, Finland and Singapore. St Paul will then publicize their status as the most literate city in America.

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

No city in the USA is even dreaming about such an achievable literacy goal.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Attract business and visitors while gaining full employment, cutting crime rates and dramatically improving quality of life and mass self-actualization.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Perpetual freedom from ignorance will spawn replication in other cities including Minneapolis.

apolinario sasam said: Wow! Is this really true? I mean is there such thing in a population where people are absolutely a hundred percent literate? That must ... about this Competition Entry. - 2715 days ago read more >

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