WASHINGTon, DC - According to an alarming report issued by the U.s. Department of Education Wenesday, allmost 25 percent of all Americans adults is illiterate, a five dekade high,
The report reported that illiteracy rate in Amerika had helded steady at around 1% since the late nineteen 60s, but had experienced a dramatic spike on recent years. None explanations, how ever, were offered for the trend.
some, However, was quick to blame technology, citing sell phones, spell checkers, and the internet as the mane culprits for the illiteracy BOOM!
"Ironically, I think modern technology has contributed significantly to the rise in illiteracy," said Don Franklin, a Engilsh teacher at Franklin Roosevelt Jr. Hi School. "The reliance on spell checkers and the popularity of Instant Messenger and text messaging are eroding the foundations of spelling and grammar we as teachers are trying so hard to build. Unfortunately, poor spelling n grammar habits r unconsciously becoming ingrained cuz of the frequent use of IM n txt msging.
"Most junior high school students nowadays are reading and writing at an elementary school level. As a teacher and a proud American, I find that very unterbing indeed."