American Literacy

Let’s look at our-fellow-Americans’ background (I don’t have a source for this)

Only 41% of 25 year olds and older have at least an associates degree.
15% of the US population has a specific reading disorders.
46% of American adults can’t understand the labels on their prescriptions.
50% of American adults are unable to read an 8th grade level book.
33% American high school graduates will never read a book after they graduate.
42% College students who will never read another book after they graduate.
70% American adults have not been in a book store in the past 5 years.
80% American families did not buy a book this year of 2013.
15% of the US inmates are literate.

Is it any wonder that we want to read or hear about the Kardashians and not the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare)?


About elrondsilvermaul

I never know what to say about myself. I let what I write try to speak as to who I am. I can only add, here, that I am 72, live in a nursing home, am twenty years a cancer survivor, and identify as a gay male. I intend to use this blog as storage for poems? written over the long years (and still being written). This does not preclude other uses.
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One Response to American Literacy

  1. PennyD says:

    Now why does this not surprise me?


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