33% of U.S. adults can’t calculate the cost of office supplies
Just 12% of Americans read well enough to review search results from a library website to identify a book suggesting that claims made both for and against genetically modified foods are unreliable.… Read the full article
8% of adults have ‘a severe literacy deficit’
A “severe literacy deficit” haunts the world’s most developed countries. Between one-quarter and three-quarters of the world’s adults don’t have a “suitable minimum skill level” for coping with the demands of modern life and work.… Read the full article
Half of U.S. adults read at basic level or below
Let’s start with the bad news: More than half of American adults have basic or below basic prose skills, according to the Department of Education’s latest literacy test.… Read the full article
Just 2% of global adults read at top level
Little confession here: I’m a geek. While you’re out partying on Saturday night, I’m cuddled up with a warm study.… Read the full article
Global literacy is falling. What’s a communicator to do?
Read it and weep: After decades of reporting five levels of literacy, the largest adult literacy study in the world has dropped Level 5, the top level, for lack of participation.… Read the full article
AP asks Ann to evaluate online training program
Forget everything you think or know about Obamacare.
Does it represent the country’s worst slide into socialism since our founding fathers tweedled their fifes and thumped their drums in 1776?… Read the full article