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Impact of Low-Literacy

Did you know the impacts of Low Literacy?

A high school drop out earns about $240,000 less than a graduate and pays about $60,000 less in taxes.

The average 45 year-old high school dropout is in worse health than the average 65-year old high school graduate.

High school dropouts have a life expectancy that is 9.2 years shorter than graduates.

By age 4, children in low-income families will have heard 13 million words, compared to 45 million words heard by children in professional families. This has a direct impact on brain development and learning ability.

¾ of children who are behind in reading at the end of 3rd grade, will REMAIN behind for the rest of their school years.