We are becoming a nation that can’t or doesn’t read. We are an illiterate or semi-literate society.
Over 42 million American adults can’t read – the number is growing by 2 million a year.
Another 50 million only read at a fourth- or fifth-grade level.
A third of high school graduates, along with 42 percent of college graduates, never read a book after they finish school.
Eighty percent of the families in the United States last year did not buy a book.