United States' illiteracy rates are shockingly high for a world leading nation. According to this infographic, 23% of the people in America cannot read or write. This is a preposterous fact considering that the United States is one of the wealthiest nations in the wold that is populated with around 300 million people.
We are living in the information age and just in the United states alone, around 72 million people are unable to read, write or gain form of knowledge through anything but audio sources.
The infographic further breaks down literacy into three categories: prose, document and quantitative. The facts that emerge out of these literacy rates as well as the the illiteracy rates' fiscal consequences this causes will come in as quite a shock for some, to say the least.
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The Reasons & Consequences of America's Illiteracy
- By: Simal YilmazFeb 15, 2013