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Four out of ten 12th graders don’t have adequate reading and writing skills

Four out of ten 12th graders don’t have adequate reading and writing skills
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“Three-quarters of both 12th and 8th graders lack proficiency in writing, according to the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress. And 40 percent of those who took the ACT writing exam in the high school class of 2016 lacked the reading and writing skills necessary to successfully complete a college-level English composition class, according to the company’s data.

Source: www.nytimes.com

This lack of basic skills is scary, particularly since emotional intelligence and the ability to communicate clearly will be key to the future of jobs.

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