I always suspected the public school system was trying to make us stupid, but now we have the stats straight from the horse’s mouth:

(CNSNews.com) – Sixty-five percent of the eighth graders in American public schools in 2017 were not proficient in reading and 67 percent were not proficient in mathematics, according to the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress test results released by the U.S. Department of Education.

Of course, judging by the inability of today’s preachers to simply read and explain a biblical text, I’d estimate the illiteracy rate is at least 65% in the seminaries.