In spite of the major advances made in the fields of science and technology, it is a matter of concern that the level of literacy in America seems to be declining. It has been reported that over eight million students in USA are unable to read, or even comprehend what they are reading, at a basic level. Statistics claim that over seven thousand students are dropping out of school every day.
This inability to read at grade level, compounded by the high drop out figures, is a reflection of the inadequacies of the education system. How is the next generation supposed to succeed in life if it isn’t literate?