Walker: That's like 1 in 10./I'm worse at math
ikanreed: Being in the US is kinda like being in the world's 10% richest anyways.
FourDirections: ikanreed: Being in the US is kinda like being in the world's 10% richest anyways.Your username is perfect for this thread
DeathByGeekSquad: 25% of American Adults didn't read a book last year, in any format (physical, digital, etc).
RentalMetard: While this statistic is rather sobering, I don't really agree that the problem (or at least the majority of the problem) is lack of trained teachers. Learning doesn't take place in a vacuum. All the teachers in the world will not fix this problem in a culture that discourages learning. Children need support, encouragement, and direction (and on a more basic level, safety) on both a household and societal level if they're going to really pursue knowledge.
ikanreed: FourDirections: ikanreed: Being in the US is kinda like being in the world's 10% richest anyways.Your username is perfect for this threadWhat, you think I don't know that this is about literacy. I'm just engaged with the assumption that literacy and wealth are interconnected(because claiming otherwise is stupid).
meyerkev: I think it's a 4-way between literacy, wealth, culture, and IQ.
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