San Francisco (PRWEB) February 10, 2014
According to a study by U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, 32 million adults in the U.S. can't read. That's 14 percent of the population. 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level, and 19 percent of high school graduates can't read.
So how did this literacy epidemic begin?
CEO of Literate Nation, founder of the Coletti Institute for Education and Career Achievement and Haan Foundation for Children, Cinthia Coletti’s carefully written book, "Blueprint for a Literate Nation", is grounded in evidence based research and offers hope to start a national movement to drive a seismic shift in the US literacy outcomes.
“The fact that students aren’t reading and writing proficiently is not the fault of the teachers or the students,” Coletti said. “They don’t know what they haven’t been taught. Education is complex. Literacy is just the very first, solvable solution.”
Blueprint for a Literate Nation not only provides facts and statistics that will scare and disturb, but it also relates stories and scientific findings that will inspire to make contributions to the cause. By following the intuitive, data-validated plan presented in these pages, readers can help to steer the American education system in the right direction and keep it afloat-before it takes the entire nation down with it.
"Blueprint for a Literate Nation"
By Cinthia Coletti
About the author
Cinthia Coletti is the CEO of Literate Nation, founder of the Coletti Institute for Education and Career Achievement and Haan Foundation for Children. She is a leader determined to succeed in changing the problem of literacy for two-thirds of US children and, in so doing, transforming not only their lives but also our own. Serving decades in business-as chief executive of several corporations and on many boards-she turns her attention to radically reconceptualizing literacy itself with intellectual, social, ethical, and research-based solutions.
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