Thursday, December 15, 2005
11 Million Adults Illiterate, Study Shows
An estimated in one in 20 U.S. adults is not literate in English, which means 11 million people lack the skills to perform everyday tasks, a federal study shows.
(Boy, that's pretty big news...1 in 20 adults are illiterate......but, but wait a second, the last paragraph in the pile of crap article discloses the reality of the situation):
The results are based on a sample of more than 19,000 adults, age 16 or older, in homes, college housing or prisons. It is representative of a population of 222 million adults.
The 11 million adults who are not literate in English include people who may be fluent in another language, such as Spanish, but are unable to comprehend text in English.
And this is the kind of crap that passes as "news" today.
I wonder if the some 10 million illegals (or as the leftist like to call them "undocumented workers") has anything to do with this issue....nah, it's just racist America that's the problem.