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Rutgers Professor: ’We have an epidemic of illiteracy in this country’

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One of the most shocking statistics that I’ve seen of late is that 54% of American adults between the ages of 16-74 read below a 6th grade level… Part of what we are witnessing on the right is not just a push to sort of deputize parents to be expert educators but also to to systematically under-educate the public. Because if you make people ignorant, then it becomes much easier to control them…”— Brittney Cooper, Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies.