Sunday, 26 March 2017

About Half of Detroit Can't Read


America's public education system is failing the citizens of Detroit, where the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund reports that 47% of people in Detroit are illiterate. In nearby suburbs, up to one-third are functionally illiterate.
 
The report, titled "Addressing Detroit's Basic Skills Crisis" makes the problem seem as intractible as the Flint water crisis that is about to hit its third anniversary.

Director Karen Tyler-Ruiz described that level of illiteracy to WWJ: "Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… just your basic everyday tasks."
http://www.blacklistednews.com/About_half_of_Detroit_can%27t_read/57498/0/38/38/Y/M.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 26th, 2017.]

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