Obama's Secret Weapon: The Illiterate Vote<quoted text>
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Written by Sam Blumenfeld
Obama's Secret Weapon: The Illiterate Vote
During the last election campaign there was much talk about the Latino Vote, the African-American Vote, the Asian Vote, the Soccer-Mom Vote, the Jewish Vote, but no talk about the one vote that tipped the scales of this presidential campaign in favor of Obama: the Illiterate Vote.
Who and what is the Illiterate Vote? They are part of the 60 million illiterates in the United States that Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, referred to in 1988 when he told a group of newspaper publishers,“Today up to 60 million Americans — one third of the adult population — cannot read their local newspaper. As we edge closer to the 21st century, life is becoming more complex and will become more difficult for adults who cannot read.”
And according to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, things haven’t improved much since 1988:
What a difference the GOP could make in the lives of these families by giving them the gift of literacy.
in what sense is illiteracy a danger to a democratic society?
HENRY asked 2 years ago
in what sense is illiteracy a danger to a democratic society!! PLS HELP
Best AnswerVoter's Choice
Map answered 2 years ago
When Kennedy's No Child Left Behind became the standard, my school's answer to that was No child will fail regardless of what the child knew or did not know. If a child had an F in a class it was the teacher's fault. Never the child or his/her parent's fault.
They did not care if the child knew the work presented in the class only that the child passed the class.
I wanted the children to know something when they left my class. I was told that I needed to be fired because I worked the children too hard.