Why Johnny Can’t Read -- Blame Government Schools
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. June 10, 2017 Revised
Original published by World Net Daily June 10, 2017
Despite billions of dollars being dumped into government schools, nearly 50 percent of Americans can barely read while some cannot read at all.
According to the Department of Justice, “The link between academic failure and delinquency, violence, and crime is welded to reading failure.” The statistics back up this claim: 85 percent of all juveniles who interface with the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate, and over 60 percent of inmates in America’s prisons cannot read above a fourth grade level. Two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the fourth grade will end up in jail or on welfare.