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Rates of literacy in the United States depend on which of the various definitions of literacy is used. Governments may label as literate those individuals who can read a couple thousand simple words they learned by sight in the first four grades in school. Other sources may term such individuals functionally illiterate if they are ... Jonathan Kozol, in his book Illiterate America, suggests that the very high ...


Sep 6, 2013 ... 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level, and 19 ... illiterate, and over 70 percent of inmates in America's prisons cannot ...


3 out of 4 people on welfare can't read; 20% of Americans read below the level ... level because of their inability to read; Illiteracy costs American taxpayers an ...


Aug 26, 2015 ... A functionally illiterate person, on the other hand, may be able to ... at the fact that America's knowledge-based economy has increased the ...


Approximately 32 million adults in America are considered to be illiterate; about 14% of the entire adult ... What percentage of high school graduates can't read?


... of the Population; Enrollment Rates; Educational Attainment; Illiteracy; Summary ... Excerpts are taken from Chapter 1 of 120 Years of American Education: A Statistical ... In 1870, about 35 percent of the population was 5- to 17-years-old.


Aug 31, 2016 ... There are over 42 million American adults, 20 percent of whom hold high ... And those who serve them, also semi-literate or illiterate, punch in ...


Twenty-five million American adults cannot read the poison warnings on a can of ... In Boston, Massachusetts, 40 percent of the adult population is illiterate.


Nov 18, 2015 ... Two-thirds of adults worldwide are financially illiterate, with sizable gaps ... where men's financial literacy is 10 points higher than American women's. ... Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults overall are financially literate, with the ...


Jun 17, 2015 ... In April, the annual index of America's most literate cities ranked Atlanta at No. 5 —just behind Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and St.