Functionally illiterate: up to 20 percent of American adults may recognize letters and words, but can’t read a bus sign.

You may have heard the NPR Morning Edition broadcast today: Years Of Schooling Leaves Some Students Illiterate.  Listening to the segment, it reminded me about how XXXXX.

The segment featured Beth Furtig who reports on education issues for WNYC. Mother Jones did a book review on Furtig’s new book called “Why Cant U Teach Me 2 Read?”.