Being able to read is a necessity for living a successful life. No matter where a person goes, the need to read is always present. Illiteracy in the United States has, most likely, been a problem since books were introduced into the world, but within the last ten years there has been a dramatic increase with the problem. Illiteracy has become a major problem in which a number of people have tried to abolish the rising percentages of illiterate people.
A definition of illiteracy, which can be found in the Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes book, which was published by Gander Educational Publishing, is the inability to read or write a language, specifically, the inability to use reading and writing with facility in daily life. I found that a large amount of information the statistical standpoints if illiteracy was given in The Drive, by Irwin Isenberg. This book seemed to be one of the books I would choose if I was writing the actual paper because it gave much useful information on the illiteracy problems in the United States, and it also showed the percentages of the different ages groups that had an illiteracy problem. In Illiterate America, by Jonathan Kozol, it stated that one out of every three adults could not read. This book
Wendy Lindskoog"tms articl!e and the actual taping of the Senate hearing are a great source for the research paper. The Senate and the Congress have come together to try to make changes. ------------------------------------------------------------------------Bibliography. If I had complete information that could be backed up by more sources other than my paper alone, it would show that I have achieved each step needed to write a research paper. There was an Internet site made to show that there is help out there. The Internet web sites show the non-profit organizations available to the public. That information would put the problem into perspective and make a person look at the problem from a familiar standpoint, such as examining their own community percentages and comparing them to the percentages offered in the Schoolworks findings. Between Cayuga Community"tms library, libraries surrounding this area, and the internet much information can be established to create a complete composition on the illiteracy problems in the United States, and the approaches to dissolving the matter. An all out war needs to come into effect, an ethical affront to an imperial injustice needs to be created, and a cognitive denunciation of dynastic power needs to withhold in order to destroy the illiteracy among people. 5 percent in grade 9 were illiterate in random states that they tested. These organizations have pamphlets available, and books on how to teach literacy to people. Schoolworks, which is a research com!pany for educational purposes, gave statistical information stating that between 1996 and 1999, 17. is very helpful because not only does it give statistics on the illiteracy problem, but it also gives age groups and the numbers involved in illiteracy as well.