Every single citizen influences the economy of their country. Either high or low, their salaries are used for taxes which partially determine country’s potential to face oncoming difficulties. The correlation seems to be quite simple, but it can be rather a “chicken-egg” type of a problem. National universities provide education which determines the income of individuals that partially transforms in taxes – the circle has closed. Although, it is possible to assume that a better literacy can promote people to higher ranks in their occupation which obviously contributes to the personal and national prosperity.
All countries strive to the highest possible level of literacy among the population because there is another way how fundamental education can help – it visibly reduces rates of the poverty. Literate people can apply for a broader range of jobs and have a chance to earn some minimal salary which is possible to live on. Basic education is not a universal solution but it is a necessary start for addressing more profound problems.
According to the US Department of Education, more than 10 percent of adults in the country cannot read. It is hardly possible to imagine how people can do without such common skills in the twenty-first century. More than 30 millions of Americans cannot control their own lives because of being excluded from informational space. In the regions with the high density of migrants, levels of illiteracy are even higher. The non-English speaking population is threatened by poverty more than other.