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Review of literature to discover methods & strategies for solving this problem. Prevention, funding, role of community & business, adult education.
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Lerner has reported that American society contains large numbers of semiliterate and illiterate high school graduates. In this regard, Lisack has noted that national statistics indicate that about 13 percent of the United States adult population may be illiterate and 40 percent marginally illiterate.
The scope of the problem is provided in a study conducted by Vasu and Frazier who reported that in an employer evaluation (N=1,150 employers) of the educational skills of thousands of diverse employees, only 53.9 percent of high school graduates have were found to have adequate reading skills. Other skills were reported to be inadequate: writing (51.8 percent), math (48.2 percent), thinking (40 percent), and communications (51.2

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