In the United States…
Children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent
chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves.
These children are more likely to get poor grades, display behavioral
problems, have high absentee rates, repeat school years, or drop out.
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In Buncombe County…
- 1 in 10 adults cannot read at a basic level.
- 7% of residents do not speak English at home.
- 10% of adults lack a high school diploma.
- 24% of children live in poverty.