Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
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On Monday 01 May 2006 08:39, Rich Johnson
> Where do these numbers come from?
If you would look back in the thread, you will find a flurry of links
to the articles, with names, organizations and citations.
> AFAICT, the 50% number is ~rate of functional literacy of those
> _without_ a HS diploma or GED.
Incorrect. That was the number of functional illiterates getting into
I could ask YOU to do more than "AFAICT" in a posting in which you
yourself are asking for citations from others.
> I have no idea what the source of your 90% number is.
Then you haven't read the articles already posted.
> I was under
> the impression that in 1840 the overall US literacy rate was about
> 40%. .
"Under the impression" is at least better than "AFAICT". It still
doesn't come up to the standard you are asking of others.
> The CIA reports US literacy rate is 99% (//www.cia.gov/cia/
> publications/factbook/geos/us.html), and if thats what my
> government says, it must be so, right?
Your government has said a lot of things that have been demonstrated
false. I suggest you find another source to back them up.
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