In this website they listed several facts on the problem of literacy within america. They linked illiteracy with juvenile delinquents and that it is also linked to parents that don’t know how to read and write. It even said that girls ages between 16-19 in low poverty income are most likely to have kids. As well as low literacy is costing the healthcare industry over 70 million dollars a year.
“11 Facts about Literacy in America.” DoSomething.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 June 2014.
In this website it says a lot of similar things that the last website had. It mentions that by the time kids are 4th graders 40% of them don’t meet basic skills of reading. They suggest reading aloud to your kids so that they can attain the basic skills of reading and writing faster. They also link low income families not having the same resources as the higher income families. A lot of this is also because some kids don’t have the motivation to read.
“Literacy Issues.” Literacy Issues. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 June 2014.
This questions whether we should thank our teachers for even reading a simple sentence but how can we do that when the public schools are not all that better. It also points out that we can not look at the people that made the problem for a solution, so we can not look to universities, public schools or the state for help. We need to go to the beginning of the problem with the parents that are illiterate raising illiterate children.
“The Literacy Crisis in American Public Schools – Crisis Magazine.” Crisis Magazine. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 June 2014.