23 million Americans read below the fifth grade level;
WHEREAS, in Missouri,
more than one million adults need improved literacy
skills in order to function well in their jobs and in
and low levels of literacy among the work force, have
serious economic and social implications for our society;
WHEREAS, there is a pressing
need to prevent illiteracy by improving early childhood
education and by strengthening elementary and secondary
WHEREAS, the problem
of illiteracy is one of the most important issues of
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN
ASHCROFT, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue
of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
laws of Missouri, hereby create and establish the Governor's
Advisory Council on Literacy. The Council members shall
be appointed by the Governor.
The Council shall review
literacy activities already underway in Missouri to
assess their effectiveness and identify gaps in service,
and shall advise the Governor on appropriate activities
to make Missouri's literacy efforts more effective.
The Council shall meet
when called by the Chairman.
This Order shall be effective
immediately, and shall expire January 15, 1989 unless
renewed by an Executive Order executed prior to that
|| IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal
of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson,
on this 20th day of October, 1987.
||[John Ashcroft's signature]
[Roy D. Blunt's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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