The statistics on worldwide illiteracy are overwhelming — nearly 800 million people (or roughly one in five worldwide) are considered illiterate, according to UNESCO. In the United States alone, 45 million people are functionally illiterate and read below a fifth grade level, with 32 million of those unable to read at all. The world is […]
Author Archives: Marcie Craig Post
Marcie Craig Post is the executive director of the International Literacy Association (ILA). She previously served as chief program and education officer for Global Partnership Schools and as the chief executive officer of Education Enterprises of New York.