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CrazyPhuD
05-10-2009, 03:25 PM
ROFL because our news writers are also illiterate. Awesome that they make an article about illiteracy and then can't read it to put the right heading on abcnews.com...

http://abcnews.go.com/

still wrong as of now.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=7540808&page=1


Teaching Americans to Read and Write
Literacy Advocates Say Poverty, Education, Language Play Role in Illiteracy
By STACY TEICHER KHADAROO
May 10, 2009

For the first time, a detailed portrait of America's least literate adults is emerging.
Millions of Americans struggle with reading and writing?
In this file photo, a child's hand is shown guiding adult's hand through a writing exercise.
(Getty Images)

About 30 million people -- 14 percent of the US population 16 and older -- have trouble with basic reading and writing. Correlating factors that were explored in a new government report include poverty, ethnicity, native language background, and disabilities.

Thig Lyfe
05-10-2009, 03:39 PM
WHAT DID YOU JUST CALL ME?!?!

Guru
05-10-2009, 03:39 PM
Guess they don't know their ABCs.

StcChief
05-10-2009, 03:42 PM
I guess just "passing" everyone for 20+ years. ....

Count Zarth
05-10-2009, 03:52 PM
There's a WPI joke here somewhere...

Gonzo
05-10-2009, 04:12 PM
There's a WPI joke here somewhere...
They make their own...
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Pioli Zombie
05-10-2009, 04:22 PM
Because the parents don't make sure their kids can read by the time they enter the first grade. They should know how to at least read a childrens book by the time they even get a public grade school.
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