Why Reading Matters

Fact:    3 out of 5 people in American prisons can’t read.



Fact:    85% of juvenile offenders have problems reading. 
    
Fact:    50% of Americans can’t read well enough to balance a checkbook or read prescription drug labels.



Illiteracy rate in Ohio:
16-18 percent of adults in Ohio scored in the lowest literacy level while
17-19 percent scored on the 4th gr level.





Dr. Charlotte Andrist, former President of Columbus Branch of IDA