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    Two of the most impactful social ills that Americans face today, in one of the most progressive and technologically advanced nations on earth, is poverty and crime. Many would argue that they are akin. Is there a link and what can be done to diminish or eliminate it? The connection between poverty, crime and illiteracy has been well documented. Holzman-Escareno writes in a 2008 article, American prisoners have a much higher illiteracy rate, than our nation as a whole. Of the adult inmate population 19% are illiterate, compared to 4% nationally. In addition to this, up to 60% of the adult inmate population is functionally illiterate, compared to 23% nationally. Also, 34.9% of local jail inmates cited behavioral or academic problems as…

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    Effects Of Illiteracy

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    Within the United States, illiteracy affects many adults as well as children. Illiteracy refers to a neither individual who cannot read nor write. Our society has taken heed to what illiteracy is and how it can affect a person’s possibility for achievement, increase chances for psychological problems, as well as the chances of it being passed down from generation to generation. There are different forms of illiteracy including illiteracy that involves reading and writing skills and illiteracy…

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    Illiteracy In America

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    Illiteracy is defined as the state of not being able to read, write or have knowledge of a specific subject. This research paper will discuss and pinpoint direct reasons as to why the rates of teenage illiteracy in America has risen throughout the years. There will be ideas of how our educators, family and friends can and has helped to prevent this from affecting upcoming generations . This specific issue has also led to raise other rates such as; high school dropouts and juveniles criminal…

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    It is an impairment nearly as old as time: illiteracy. The issue of illiteracy in America has taken many forms from the year 1776 to present. According to the U.S. Bureau of Census and the Historical Statistics of the United States, twenty percent of the population during the colonial era were illiterate, but could still function adequately in society (National Assessment of Adult Literacy). Society then prioritized being able to work and farm land then to knowing how to read a book. Today,…

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    values. Contrary to the popular opinion that illiteracy is merely a vagrant’s trait and can be easily reversed, it is not completely true. Although poverty is a leading cause of illiteracy in America, over population, inadequate education facilities, parental influence and learning disabilities…

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    Illiteracy is a social problem. Illiteracy can be traced to multiple social problems. For example, illiteracy has a direct impact to the overlap of crime, punishment, and inequality in society. In addition, illiteracy can be seen as an origin to shaping society from within the criminal justice system. Due to the impact of illiteracy, research is required to make the adjustment in society using ethical and moral implications to maintain and improve the population's ability to reduce economic…

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    Illiteracy in America is still one of the most prevalent issues in our society today. The key to solving this issue falls upon our educational system and its counterparts. I think that if our country focuses on what it seems to be lacking in education, illiteracy can possibly be solved. It is very unfortunate that illiteracy has not been dispelled. Unfortunately, illiteracy has increased significantly. According to the National Right to Read Foundation, an incomprehensible 42 million Americans…

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    Illiteracy means the people who do not know how to read and how to write. Illiteracy makes the country down. These days, each and every country is taking measures to make the people literate. Literates help us to gain some basic knowledge. That basic knowledge is very important to live in this country. The world is full inventions and technologies. Each and every people should be literate so that they can know some about what is going on in the society. If the parents are Illiterate, then the…

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    Illiteracy In America

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    An essay telling the perils of illiteracy? This paper is a paradox illustrating the morbid reality facing all of America. Those affected by this crippling disability will never know just how far reaching the problem is because they cannot read. Literacy is one of the few ailments that can affect everybody without prejudice. No test to determine a predisposition to illiteracy exists, but it is one of the few paramount issues of today’s society that we can change. Illiteracy will lead to a lower…

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    Literacy And Illiteracy

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    The National Education Association site in general does a good job of bringing together a large variety of informational statistics regarding reading and literacy in the United States. The National Education Association focuses on the tangible aspects of reading and illiteracy in the United States. Each claim is easy to understand and easy to devise an in-home solution to help the individual children to become better readers. Not only is the National Education Association a widely…

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