December 19, 2005

ILL Literacy?

According to an article by Sam Dillon in Treason Central the NYT,

The average American college graduate’s literacy in English declined significantly over the past decade, according to results of a nationwide test released yesterday.

The National Assessment of Adult Literacy, given in 2003 by the Department of Education, is the nation’s most important test of how well adult Americans can read.

It seems to me that the literacy levels of young adults have been declining in direct correlation to our advances in technology.

It’s interesting to note that while black and Asian students’ scores have increased, white and hispanic literacy levels have decreased.

Read the rest here.

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2 Responses to “ILL Literacy?”

  1. Michael Says:

    And the fact that liberal arts is moving more towards the touchy, feely side of life. Then they spend all of their time protesting against America.

  2. Seth Says:

    Coincidentally, Michael, I just got done reading an interesting article about college endowments in the WSJ. I never realized how well tax-funded major U’s and liberal arts colleges really are, and how little of it they spend, and that’s not even including tuition and private donations.