44 million adults (23% - 25%) were at the lowest of
5 levels of literacy.
million adults were at the second lowest
to the Office for technology Assessment of
Educational Progress; Illiteracy has increased in
the United States.
1 in 5
American adults (20%) is functionally
study indicated that about 13% of American adults
20 or over (17 to 21 million people) do not read at
all or read below the 4th grade
unemployed adults have reading or writing
America's inmates are illiterate, and 85% of all
juvenile offenders have problems with
number of illiterate adults exceeds by 16 million
the entire vote cast for the winner in the 1980
to 4 million adults with Illiteracy-related
problems are reached by government programs each
all 17 year olds are functionally illiterate. Among
minority youth, the figure is 44%.
1986-87, the federal government spent $17 per
illiterate adult to aid adult literacy
pays for the problem of