Plenty is doing.
"Recent data from the [British] Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit found that an astonishing 77 per cent of 21-year-olds were unable to reproduce four arguments in favour of hunting after reading a short text containing the points. This highlights the problem which a large number of young people have in extracting meaning from printed text."
Disclaimer: this quote appears here only to spark discussion. It is not endorsed one way or the other. Make up your own mind. Or just refresh the page for another viewpoint. From a collection assembled by the late Chris Brand.