By Whitney Bunn
Ingham County Chronicle staff writer
Many adults in the Greater Lansing area can’t.
Adults who are functionally illiterate cannot read above a third-grade level and struggle with everyday tasks.
Between 2000 and 2012, the number of adults in Lansing with a high school diploma has dropped by one percentage point, while those with college degrees have increased by two percentage point. The smart are getting smarter, as the amount of those who lack higher education continue to fall.
Rebecca Klegon, a senior student in the College of Education at Michigan State University, is completing her pre-internship at Attwood Elementary School in the Lansing School District.
“I think there is a huge literacy problem,” she said.