Posted: Feb 18, 2013 9:59 PM by Mike Manzoni -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Feb 19, 2013 10:32 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Corpus Christi again made Central Connecticut State University's list of "least literate cities."
The survey, which measures literacy by newspaper circulation, college degree rates, the number of bookstores and median income, ranked Corpus Christi the second "least literate," city in the country behind Bakersfield, Calif. It found that only 22 percent of residents have a college degree, the twelfth lowest in the nation.
"At least it [the study] wakes us up to think about all the different ways that literacy interlocks with our lives," said Dr. Mary Gleason of the Corpus Christi Literacy Council, a non-profit organization.
Dr. Gleason and her team tutor illiterate people, many of whom do not speak English or speak very little English. "Some of them even went through our high school system, and played football and didn't have to worry about passing, and passed and got a diploma."
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