The US spends billions of dollars every year on literacy programs and on promoting literacy achievements among the K-12 student population.
Individual states spend millions on reading programs, on teaching methods and on implementing innovation in education, specifically aimed at improving reading skills.
And yet, 43 Million American Adults Have ‘Low’ English Literacy Levels (2019, source). That’s almost 23% of US adult population!
Many states across the US fail to reach their milestones, with more and more children unable to read properly and even failing to graduate.
Literacy is considered one of the most important “hard skills” in life. Being able to read and comprehend written texts, is linked with better chances of success in life, less crime and better quality of life.