Unreported World: Making America Read

Kiki King - Making America Read

Although unbeknown to many, the USA is in an illiteracy crisis. Almost one in five adults in the US is now unable to read with a lack of education being passed down through generations.

As part of Channel 4’s Unreported World series, reporter Kiki King and director Jessica Kelly head to Detroit, a city where two thirds of high school students struggle with basic reading, preventing them from progressing in other classes too. Shocked by what they find, illiteracy has become so bad that a group of high school students are suing the state of Michigan for failing to teach them adequately.

Unreported World: Making America Read, Friday, 7.30pm – Channel 4

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