Tuesday, March 20, 2007

No surprise here

Study Finds One-Third in D.C. Illiterate:
"The growing number of Hispanic and Ethiopian immigrants who aren't proficient in English contributed to the city's high functional illiteracy level, which translated to 170,000 people, said Connie Spinner, director of the State Education Agency. The report says the district's functional illiteracy rate is 36 percent and the nation's 21 percent."

The DC school system went to hell about forty years ago when they fired an excellent superintendent named Hanson for a reason that we would now call political correctness.

I'm not surprised that DC has a literacy problem, and it's not all the fault of the immigrants. To start with, there are nearly 500 highly paid government employess in the Congress who can't find their way through the Constitution with a searchlight and a magnifying glass. And those are the people responsible for running DC.


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