Functional Illiteracy is a huge problem, as evidenced by what people believe when they see it on the internet, and the lies and distortions they accept from politicians and pundits.
Asked in United States of America
What state has the highest illiteracy rate in the us?
California has the highest illiteracy rate in the US. This is because the state hosts the largest migrant population (over 1/4 of the state's population is foreign born), and nearly half the state's population speaks another language than English at home. ...
Asked in Literacy
What was the literacy rate in the US in the 1900s?
Almost 90% (10.7% illiteracy at 14 years or older). By race/nativity, illiteracy ranged from 4.6% ("native-born" whites) to 44% for blacks. This is from the National Assessment for Adult Literacy in the Dept. of Education. ...