Turning Around the Decline in Reading Literature

Levens, Joseph
February 2008
Notes on American Literature;2008, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
This article provides suggestions which will help turn around the reading trend in the U.S. It takes reports from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as a basis of the suggestions. It notes that the NEA reports stated that reading rates have continued to decline among children and adults alike. The paper suggests rigorous reading proficiency tests and remediation systems in schools along with providing students with encouragement and choices. It is stated that the methods will help the decline in reading in the U.S.


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