Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Adult Literacy

Okey, well, here's the shocking news that every higher educator seems to be sweating over- the Department of Education has completed its National Assessment of Adult Literacy.

According to Inside Higher Education:
"Not only does it find that the average literacy of college educated Americans declined significantly from 1992 to 2003, but it also reveals that just 25 percent of college graduates — and only 31 percent of those with at least some graduate studies — scored high enough on the tests to be deemed 'proficient' from a literacy standpoint, which the government defines as 'using printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.'"

Pretty terrible, eh?

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