Every Second Person In Detroit Is Illiterate

May 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

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