Consequently the percentage of illiteracy is extremely low.
Education is somewhat neglected by them, and the percentage of illiteracy among adults is high.
Illiteracy is extremely widespread.
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.
School attendance is not compulsory, however, and the gain upon illiteracy (75%) appears to be very slow.