Wednesday, October 27, 2004


Here's a disconcerting note from a book I'm reading, The Working Poor, by David K. Shipler: Some 37 percent of American adults cannot figure a 10 percent discount on a price, even using a calculator. The same percentage cannot read a bus schedule or write a letter about a credit card error. .......14 percent cannot total a deposit slip, locate an intersection on a map, understand an appliance warranty, or determine the correct dosage of a medicine.

good grief!

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