“the Economic Downfall of Families When Plagued with Illiteracy”

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Running head: ILLITERACY “The Economic Downfall of Families When Plagued with Illiteracy” Charles Isaac EH 1020, English Composition II Professor Busby July 17, 2012 Abstract Illiteracy is the lack of basic reading and writing skills. It is seen throughout the nation growing at an exponential rate in adults and children. Since education is one of the vital components to success in today’s society, literacy is very important in all ages. Most illiteracy is seen in lower class families that do not earn enough wages to be privileged with a respectable education. Without this education, a family member cannot obtain a job that will provide a comfortable living for the family so inner city ghettos are the home of the impoverished. Although illiteracy is widespread, it can be combated with networks that are established to lessen illiteracy in adults, so the adult can help the child. keywords: illiteracy, impoverish, ghetto Charles Isaac Professor Busby EH 1020 July 17, 2012 “The Economic Downfall of Families When Plagued With Illiteracy” Illiteracy is the inability to read or write and is a growing epidemic around the world and considerably in the United States. It is a well-known fact that education is the key when trying to enhance one’s social status and move up on the economic ladder. The beginning of this education begins at birth with the right of passage known as literacy. Surprisingly, according to Live Science (2009, P2) 1 out of every 7 U.S. adults cannot read a simple news article. This equates to over 32 million adults who are illiterate and the numbers are growing. The United States is a melting pot, and its inhabitants come from all walks of life. Some of these walks include being born into wealth and power while others are born impoverished. The social status and class of a person’s life has a great impact on his or her

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