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    We Need Kids to Have a Love Affair With Reading Now More Than Ever via magazine.good.is

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    annabanana615 months ago

    Thank you so much for putting light on this very important topic. At Vision Literacy (www.visionliteracy.org) we have been raising awareness of the following in Santa Clara County…in the midst of Silicon Valley:

    THE NUMBERS DON’T LIE – THE CLOCK IS TICKING!

    • 1 in 5 Adults in Santa Clara County have low literacy skills
    • Only 49.8% of Santa Clara County graduates are eligible for college
    • 1 of 5 students in Santa Clara County drop out of High School
    • 23% of American adults cannot fill out a bank deposit slip correctly
    • 60% of America’s prison inmates are functionally illiterate and 85% of all juvenile offenders have reading problems
    • 50% of the nation’s unemployment youth age 16-21 are functionally illiterate, with virtually no prospects of obtaining good jobs
    • 85% of unwed mothers have low literacy skills

    Our children, our communities and our spirits deserve better! We can be a catalyst for change. Peace, Anna

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