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    American literacy ?

    There was a news special that said one in five Americans were illiterate.
    That is 20% or a fifth of the population ?

    How true can that be in the richest country in the world ?
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: American literacy ?

    John D. Rockefeller – "I Don’t Want A Nation Of Thinkers. I Want A Nation Of Workers."

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    Re: American literacy ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    There was a news special that said one in five Americans were illiterate.
    That is 20% or a fifth of the population ?

    How true can that be in the richest country in the world ?
    Says who?
    "The judge who always likes the results he reaches is a bad judge.".

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    Re: American literacy ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Says who?
    The US government, "Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies".

    https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/piaac/

    Third round, 2017.

    It makes a few definitions of what it's talking about, of what US over-16s at Level 1 can currently do like write their name or find a cost on a bank statement, and it also lists what they can't do. The 20% at Level 1 fail to be able to "read, write and speak in English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society".

    The proportion of adults has scarcely moved in decades.

    The essential aspect, I suggest, is "at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society".
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    Re: American literacy ?

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    The US government, "Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies".

    https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/piaac/

    Third round, 2017.

    It makes a few definitions of what it's talking about, of what US over-16s at Level 1 can currently do like write their name or find a cost on a bank statement, and it also lists what they can't do. The 20% at Level 1 fail to be able to "read, write and speak in English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society".

    The proportion of adults has scarcely moved in decades.

    The essential aspect, I suggest, is "at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society".
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    Re: American literacy ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Thank you.
    Perhaps you could help Bruv as regards "How true can that be in the richest country in the world ?"
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    Re: American literacy ?

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    The US government, "Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies".

    https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/piaac/

    Third round, 2017.

    It makes a few definitions of what it's talking about, of what US over-16s at Level 1 can currently do like write their name or find a cost on a bank statement, and it also lists what they can't do. The 20% at Level 1 fail to be able to "read, write and speak in English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society".

    The proportion of adults has scarcely moved in decades.

    The essential aspect, I suggest, is "at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society".
    I would suggest that the relevant words in that quote are "in English".

    It implies that they might well be able to read and write and could be more literate than you or I but just not in the local language.

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    Re: American literacy ?

    It should be a shock to discover that an American government report defines using any language other than English as illiteracy.
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    Re: American literacy ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Says who?
    HERE is the program I watched.........doubt you will be able to view it in the USA.

    The thirteen year old boy and his mother both have weight issues.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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