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More than 1 in 5 Philadelphians are illiterate
Pennsylvania rates about average with the US in terms of overall basic reading proficiency with a shockingly high about 13% of adults are unable to read and understand basic prose such as newspaper stories. Philadelphia's rate is a little less than twice that at 22%, between 1 in 5 and 1 in 4.
Check out the new report on basic literacy nationwide here.
This according to a new study by the National Assessment of Adult Literacy which has a great feature on its website where you can compare literacy rates between counties in states, between states, between counties nationwide.
I used it to find out that while more than 1 in 5 Philadelphians are functionally illiterate that number sinks to less than 1 in 12 when you cross City Line Avenue into Montgomery County.
All the more reason to ask if cutting libraries and CCP funding is really a smart use of resources if we really want to make Philadelphia a business and jobs magnet, as I see it.