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A Washington Post story on DC mayor Anthony Williams's "contested legacy" contains this: 37 percent of District adults are functionally illiterate.  Another 24 percent attain "Level 2" literacy, which indicates slightly more functional, but hardly adequate, reading skills.  The government report, The State of Literacy in America, scores literacy in five levels.

Individuals in the lowest two literacy levels make up 75 percent of food stamp recipients, and 70 percent of the prison population falls within the lowest two literacy levels. 

Posted on 09/30/05 10:48 AM by Larry Scholer

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