23% of the US is Illiterate [INFOGRAPH]

23% of the US is Illiterate. Illiterate is defined as Americans who lack basic skills beyond the fourth grade level. Besides for the human tragedy, economists estimate that over $200 billion is sucked out of the economy every year due to the high illiteracy rate. Depressed yet? If not see the infograph below, if yes prepare to get more gloomy.


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