Every Second Person In Detroit Is IlliterateMay 17, 2011 2:24 pm
You will not believe this. A ‘Did You Know’ classic. We spotted this today:
“In a nutshell, it says that roughly half of all the people who live in Detroit are illiterate. They can’t read the back of a cereal box. They can’t read a weather report. They can’t read at all.
As Andrew Coulson notes in his blog at Cato: “Virtually the entire illiterate population has completed elementary school, the level at which reading is theoretically taught. That’s seven years of schooling (k-6), at a cost of roughly $100,000, for… nothing”
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/nearly-half-of-detroiters-cant-read-2011-5#ixzz1McTvDUHP