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The report on this site only shows results for adults from 1993-2003. It
shows that the percentage of adults with intermediate literacy has risen
while the percentage with below basic and proficient literacy have both
decreased. IOW, the middle levels have risen (good), the lowest levels have
fallen (also good) but the higher levels have also fallen (not so good).
I think it's a fairly safe proposition that a good professional writer
should have a literacy level that meets or exceeds proficient, don't you?
On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 8:55 AM, Dan Goldstein <
DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:
> Do you have a citation on that one? I've heard it before, of course, but
> y'know, the plural of anecdote and all that...
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> ... There are fewer people in the US who are functionally illiterate,
> but there are also fewer people who are spectacularly well-read and
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