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Posted on September 19th, 2007, by

— Illiteracy is causing irreparable damage to our society. If you think that sounds like an exaggeration, you’re wrong. For proof, check out these illiteracy statistics. Illiteracy Statistics In a study of 20 ‘high income’ countries, the US ranked 12th on literacy tests. Illiteracy has become such a serious problem in our country that 44 million adults are now unable to read a simple story to their child. A few other shocking facts: 50 percent of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level. 20 percent of Americans are functionally illiterate and read below a 5th grade level. Nearly half of all Americans read so poorly that they cannot find a single piece of information when reading […]

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