Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Half of Americans cannot understand simple written stories

According to recent statistics, in the United States, 50 percent of adults cannot read a book written at an 8th grade reading level. In addition, 44 million people are not able to read and understand simple stories. Alarmingly, half of Americans read so badly that they cannot find a single piece of information while reading a short publication.

Many people who have problems with literacy are able to mask their disability. According to research, learning problems are often something that is passed along generationally. Researchers said that, if parents are skilled at hiding learning disabilities, these disabilities also jump generations.

The New York Theological Seminary is an institution dedicated to social justice, diversity, multiculturalism and religious tolerance. The mission of the seminary is to prepare men and women, from every background, for careers in ministry.

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