So What are We Going to Do about This?

Thanks to ed tech maven, Ian Jukes for bringing this article to our attention.  How important will it be to be able to read?

“Literacy
experts and educators say they are stunned by the results of a recent
adult literacy assessment, which shows that the reading proficiency of
college graduates has declined in the past decade, with no obvious
explanation.

“’It’s appalling — it’s really astounding,’ said Michael
Gorman, president of the American Library Association and a librarian
at California State University at Fresno. ‘Only 31 percent of college
graduates can read a complex book and extrapolate from it. That’s not
saying much for the remainder.’”

–The Washington Post, December 25, 2005

What is the worth of words? – The Practical Futurist – MSNBC.com

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Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.