Thursday, September 10, 2015
If you listen to some people, they complain about how young people today can't string five words together into a coherent sentence, BUT today more people then ever before can read and write.
Why is that?
It's called T-E-X-T-I-N-G!
In this digital age if you can't keyboard, you're sunk. Every job everywhere involves some form of written communication.
Hard to believe that 757 million adults cannot read or write. Maybe it's just third world countries.
But no! In America this may seem foreign to us, but guess again there are 32 million adults that cannot read or write.
Think about that. How do they go to the store? How do they pay their bills? How do they take public transportation? How do they read medication labels?
What does it mean to be illiterate? It means you, your children, and your family will live in poverty.
There's even a Literacy Day (Sept. 8) to help raise awareness of this problem.
Do you know someone that struggles with reading and writing? How do you think we could MOTIVATE people to want to read and write - let's not just throw money at this. What are some real solutions to help people crack open a book or send their first text?
Do you think adults may be too embarrassed to admit they can't read? How could you encourage them to read?
Can you imagine your own life without reading? What would that be like?