Drop Out Nation

The Illiteracy Epidemic


In a special report, Time magazine dubbed the United States Dropout Nation.

Well over 44 million citizens are functionally illiterate.

Over 60% of all inmates read at or below a 4th grade level.

Approximately 85% of all juvenile offenders have major problems with reading and basic math.

Illiteracy costs taxpayers over $225 billion per year in welfare payments, crime, lost taxes, job incompetence and remedial education.

Crashing SAT Scores (Scholastic Achievement Test or Scholastic Assessment Test): In 1972 there were 2,817 students who reached the pinnacle of scoring 750 or above (out of 800) in the language arts section and by 1994 that number plummeted by almost half, to 1,438, even though the test had been simplified.

The above statistics point out a serious problem, an illiteracy epidemic. And the only solution to that is an effective phonics program!

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“I firmly believe that anyone who works with students that are struggling academically,
especially the at-risk student population, should contact Bright Sky Learning.”
– GW, Youth Club Education Director