20 USC 9201 - Purpose

It is the purpose of this subchapter to create a partnership among the Federal Government, States, and localities to provide, on a voluntary basis, adult education and literacy services, in order to
(1) assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency;
(2) assist adults who are parents to obtain the educational skills necessary to become full partners in the educational development of their children; and
(3) assist adults in the completion of a secondary school education.