The Americans who can’t read

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For the BBC’s America First? series the BBC’s Aleem Maqbool is exploring health and social issues where the US, the richest country in the world, does not perform well in international rankings.

The US has more citizens who are illiterate than many of its developed counterparts. Why is that?

Video by Franz Strasser; produced by Ashley Semler

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