All posts tagged: Education in the United States

Education in America, part II

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Economics / Education / Political Philosophy / Society & Culture

A report, published a few weeks ago, says that 74% of Detroit’s population is “functionally illiterate,” despite half of that number having a high school degree or GED. This alarming fact begs a few questions: how could so many students graduate without learning to read? Why would a school system allow it? And why would only half the population get a diploma or GED, in a society where education is paid for?¬†As surprising as this […]