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The Cartel Movie: The Crisis

Only 35 percent of American high school seniors are proficient readers. Only 23 percent are proficient in math. Nationwide, only 74 percent of ninth graders graduate within four years—and that number drops to about 50 percent for black and Hispanic students. Twelve percent of American high schools are “dropout factories”—schools where less than 60 percent of freshmen even make it to their senior year. It comes as no surprise, then, that America lags far behind other developed countries when it comes to schooling: Among large industrialized countries, America ranks last in educational effectiveness — despite spending the most.

Orlando Bloom’s Fight Against Dyslexia

In this video, Orlando Bloom talks about growing up in the U.K. and dealing with his dyslexia.

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