Where Is the Crisis in American Literacy?

Heath, Shirley Brice
February 1987
Education Digest;Feb1987, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p18
The article presents a reprint of the article "Where Is the Crisis in American Literacy?," by Shirley Brice Heath, which appeared in the previous issue of the journal "The Education Digest." The public schools encountered problems with the decline of literacy among school children in the U.S. A decline in book sales among bookstores were recorded to increase between 1972 and 1982.


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