Posted by kpeterson included in Uncategorized
A new study from the National Endowment for the Arts called To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence was recently released.
Overall the report discusses the changes in reading over time both for teens and adults. The report also points out the strong evidence that the amount of reading (any reading, even for pleasure) increases academic progress.
I was specifically interested in a section titled, Why More Than Reading Is At Risk. Here are a few points from that section:
- Employers now rank reading and writing as top deficiencies in new hires.
- Good readers generally have more financially rewarding jobs
- Less advanced readers report fewer opportunities for career growth.
How much time do you spend reading? Do you find at your job that reading and writing are a major part?
Posted: November 27th, 2007 under Uncategorized.