Literacy in the United States

It is estimated that 93-million adults in our country read at or below basic literacy levels. The following video vignettes address the academic, emotional and life-long implications associated with this challenge. Each video lasts 2 to 5 minutes.

Reading Crisis

Establishes the dimensions of reading problems

Academic Danger

Reviews the relationship between reading proficiency and academic success

Emotional Danger

Introduces the emotional-developmental danger of protracted learning to read difficulties

Economic Danger

Addresses the economic implications associated with illiteracy

Nation’s Greatest Learning Disability

Presents the collective effects of reading difficulties as disabling more children’s learning than anything else we keep track of


Suggests we start to learn and think differently


Videos courtesy of
Children of the Code©

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