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A BETTER LIFE AWAITS YOU WHEN YOU READ!
“He Who Reads, Sees”
Touched By The Light Publishing just finished a twelve year study in which we learned that the nation’s ill are founded on violence and poverty and violence and poverty is founded on the inability of people to read. So we propose to treat the disease. We wrote books to attack the roots of crime – poverty, poor education, drug abuse, broken families, and lack of job training. Because of this vision Touched By The Light Publishing has decided to advocate for 100 percent Literacy in America Read More
Touched By The Light Publishing Literacy Program
Literacy is taught. Illiteracy is inherited.
Touched By The Light Publishing has established a literacy program to improve the quality of life for individuals and families.
Touched By The Light Publishing is dedicated to improving the lives of women and children in this country. Our company started with Gloria G. Lee’s 12 year, ground breaking study on violence against women and has culminated into a movement. “Change the way you think to change the way you live” is our motto. Our publications are aimed at changing the way you look at life. There is nothing like waking up in the morning with a positive mindset, filled with power to take on the day. Reading our publications will help transform your life. By purchasing our books, you will be an active participant in our efforts to eradicate illiteracy in America.
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Low literacy rates have a tremendous effect on American Society – view our video to learn more
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Literacy saves lives!
FACTS ABOUT ILLITERACY
Literacy in the United States
In the U.S. – (From ProLiteracy Worldwide: Facts about Literacy, www.proliteracy.org)
• According to the U.S. Census Bureau, workers 18 and over with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $51,206 a year, while those with a high school diploma earn $27,915; those without a high school diploma average $18,734
• American business currently spends more than $60 billion each year on employee training, much of that for remedial reading, writing, and mathematics.
• Annual health care costs in the U.S. are four times higher for individuals with low literacy skills than they are for individuals with high level literacy skills.
• Women in the U.S. who have little formal education are more likely than educated women to be in abusive relationships.
• One-half of all adults in U.S. federal and state correctional institutions cannot read or write at all of juvenile offenders have reading problems.
More than eight million students in grades 4-12 read below grade level. Most are able to sound out words—the challenge isn’t to teach them to decode text but, rather, to help them comprehend what they read.
From Alliance for Excellent Education:
• Only 31 percent of America’s 8th-grade students – and roughly the same percentage of 12th graders – meet the National Assessment of Educational Progress standard of reading “proficiency” for their grade level.
• Among low-income 8th graders, just read at a proficient level.
• A mere 3 percent of all 8th graders read at an advanced level.
• On average, African-American and Hispanic 12th-grade students read at the same level as white 8th-grade students.
• The 25 fastest-growing professions have far greater than average literacy demands, while the fastest-declining professions have lower than average literacy demands.
• Roughly 23 of high school graduates are not ready to succeed in an introductorylevel college writing course.
• About 40 of high school graduates lack the literacy skills employers seek.
• Employment projections indicate that jobs requiring only a high school degree will grow by just 9 percent by the year 2008 while those requiring a bachelor’s degree will grow by 25 percent and those requiring an associate’s degree will grow by 31 percent.
• Male and female students with low academic achievement are twice as likely to become parents by their senior year of high school compared to students with high academic achievement.
• For juveniles involved in quality reading instruction programs while in prison, recidivism was reduced by 20 percent or more.
• High school dropouts are 3.5 times more likely than high school graduates to be arrested in their lifetimes.