As education becomes more available throughout the U.S. and the world at large, illiteracy rates are steadily declining. Still, an inability to read is an incredibly widespread and common problem, even in the United States. Additionally, reading literacy is not the only issue. Many Americans can not perform mathematical tasks required be even the most basic job positions. It is clear that there are issues in the educational system that are allowing students to pass through without having adequately learned what should be required. The following infographic takes a look at literacy in the U.S. and around the world.