Wednesday, May 4, 2011
That old chestnut
If you're just tuning in, here's a retread of one of the local stories that locals like to talk about least.
Unfortunate, but true: Roughly half of Detroit's adults are functionally illiterate, meaning they can get by, but don't ask then to grasp anything fancy.
The problem runs right up to the top -- think former Detroit Public Schools board president Otis Mathis, notorious for his poor writing skills. (His penchant for masturbating in front of a female colleague finally got the best of him, you may remember.)
Here are some countries that, according to the CIA, have higher literacy rates than the city of Detroit:
USA #1, etcetera.
Posted by David at 10:53 PM