42% of American College Graduates Do Not Read Books After Graduating: A Sobering Statistic From Chris Hedges

According to author, and former NY Times reporter, Chris Hedges:

A third of high school graduates, along with 42 percent of college graduates, never read a book after they finish school. Eighty percent of the families in the United States last year did not buy a book.

Hedges’ full essay on American illiteracy is disturbing reading, and can be found here.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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