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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Welcome To The Future: Idiocracy!

Source: CSM
US workers may be significantly less literate in 2030 than they are today.

The reason: Most baby boomers will be retiring and a large wave of less-educated immigrants will be moving into the workforce. This downward shift in reading and math skills suggests a huge challenge for educators and policymakers in the future, according to a new report from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

they can’t reverse the trend, then it could spell trouble for a large swath of the labor force, widen an already large skill gap, and shrink the middle class.

“There is no time that I can tell you in the last hundred years” where literacy and numeracy have declined, says Andrew Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston and one of the report’s authors. “But if you don’t change outcomes for a wide variety of groups, this is the future we face.”
Here's a crazy thought? Why not stop importing these folks? Or is that too simple a solution?

Isn't it extraordinary how truths like this continue to dribble out yet the message remains "nothing to see here folks, it's all good!"

To those lunatics who insist on changing this country against the will of her people? This message is for you...

H/T Polipundit

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