functionally illiterate

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having reading and writing skills insufficient for ordinary practical needs

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Yet they are functionally illiterate - they comprehend very little of what they can sound out.
5 million Iranian adults are illiterate and an additional 11 million are functionally illiterate.
However, ReCom research also finds functionally illiterate and innumerate children completing primary education.
The overall quality of education in this country is rather poor -- the public school system, even in wealthy neighborhoods, produces students who remain functionally illiterate even after graduation.
Furthermore, 33% of children in California are projected to never finish high school; the educational careers of 25% to 40% of American children are imperiled because they do not read well enough, quickly enough, or easily enough; since 1983, more than 10 million Americans have reached the 12th grade without having learned to read at a basic level, and in the same period, more than 6 million Americans dropped out of high school altogether; 50% of the nation's unemployed youth age 16-21 are functionally illiterate, with virtually no prospects of obtaining good jobs; 44 million adults in the U.
The report on literacy in Key Stage 3 follows claims by Estyn's chief inspector, Ann Keane, that a fifth of pupils enter secondary schools in Wales functionally illiterate.
They're backing the National Literacy Trust's campaign One in Six - the number of adults who are functionally illiterate.
Dressed in numbers, the facts are the following--more than 40 per cent of Bulgarian ninth-graders are functionally illiterate, according to the latest report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development programme for international student assessment (PISA).
At the age of 38, Davis, who was labelled functionally illiterate at school, discovered a way to switch off the mental processes that caused him to see printed words in a distorted way.
For example, I learned that 58% of black fourth graders are functionally illiterate.
The number of 16 to 19-year-olds rendered functionally illiterate and innumerate has failed to improve over the past two decades, despite billions spent attempting to raise standards in the three Rs".
Functionally illiterate, Gloria faces a future life similar to that of her beloved family: poverty, survival, illness.
Rotarian Steven Anderson said: "More than five million adults in the UK are functionally illiterate.
Byron Pitts was diagnosed as functionally illiterate at age 12 and stuttered until he was 20.
When the coal barons came here in the late 1800s, early 1900s, they bought up mineral rights from people because the people were functionally illiterate.