Consequently the percentage of illiteracy is extremely low.
Education is somewhat neglected by them, and the percentage of illiteracy among adults is high.
Of the total population, 10 years of age and over, 30.5% were illiterates in 1 9 00 -49'9% were illiterates in 1880 - and as regards the whites of native birth alone, Georgia ranked ninth in illiteracy, in 1900, among the states and territories of the Union.
The school board is doing its best to implement reading programs that will help to eradicate illiteracy among the children in our community.
Since 1880 the proportion of illiteracy has steadily declined for all classes, save the foreignborn between 1880 and 1890, owing to the beginning in these years, on a large scale, of immigration from southern Europe.