Letter to the Editor: Tried my own experiment

After reading Mr. Mihevc’s interesting Letter to the Editor on the reading level of supposedly 54% of adult Americans, I decided to perform a small experiment.  I found five 6th graders and had them all read his Letter to the Editor.  They all comprehended what he wrote, responded with intelligent questions, plus were incredulous at his 54% statement.  Either 6th graders are smarter than we think, or I constructed a biased sample.
Jim Cross