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Only 14% of students say they read for fun. Here's what they're missing

The percentage of students who say they read for fun has dropped again.

According to the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress report only 14% of students say they read for fun every day. That’s down three percentage points from 2020 and down 13 over the last decade.

And that’s troubling to Jeffrey Cohen, dean of humanities at Arizona State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

He joined The Show to talk more about this.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.