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90% of Welfare Recipients: High school dropouts

43% of Adults at Level 1 literacy skills: live in poverty compared to only 4% of those at Level 5

 

Just a few statistics:

•Literacy is learned. Illiteracy is passed along by parents who cannot read or write.

 

•One child in four grows up not knowing how to read.

 

•43% of adults at Level 1 literacy skills live in poverty compared to only 4% of those at Level 5

 

•3 out of 4 food stamp recipients perform in the lowest 2 literacy levels

 

•90% of welfare recipients are high school dropouts

 

•16 to 19 year old girls at the poverty level and below, with below average skills, are 6 times more likely to have out-of-wedlock children than their reading counterparts.

 

•Low literary costs $73 million per year in terms of direct health care costs. A recent study by Pfizer put the cost much higher.

US ILLS DIRECTLY RELATED TO ILLITERACY

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TIP #1 

Don't force what you want them to read onto a child, instead, let them choose a book and beside them ready to help with pronunciation if needed.

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