The percentage of adults in Louisiana who cannot read exceeds the national average. Not only do we have people in our state who have to rely on pictures to order a hamburger and who have trouble passing the test to acquire a driver's license. We have parents who cannot help their children with homework. Embarrassed, these parents often hesitate to send their children to school. Or maybe they don't see the need.
(About the hamburger, have you noticed we use icons to communicate more and more these days? Maybe we are acquiring a picture language. Originally icons were used to tell illiterate church attenders about God.)
How does it hurt you personally if those around you cannot read?
How can you help?
Illiteracy in Louisiana Is Currently Worse Than National Average