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In Part two we will examine five factors that are said to be the causes of relentless decline in our culture.

Neither money nor educational innovations, nor campaigns, nor government programs, nor grants, nor community literacy centers, nor Churches, nor libraries, nor immigration policies, nor Presidential mandates have slowed the relentless decline of our once-literate population.

All agencies and initiatives above are helpful and they each achieve tangible results, but they have not been able to keep up or gain in the battle for literacy.

How many countries spend more than the U.S. per pupil for education? Only Switzerland.

How many people did AT&T interview before finding 1,200 applicants who had adequate writing skills? Answer- 6,000.

From “Adult Illiteracy in the United States” Hunter and Harma, 1985.

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