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It’s not only schoolchildren who are behind.

News.com reports the functional illeracy of professional adults is a multi-billion-dollar a year problem.

A recent survey of 120 American corporations reached a similar conclusion. The study, by the National Commission on Writing, a panel established by the College Board, concluded that a third of employees in the nation’s blue-chip companies wrote poorly and that businesses were spending as much as $3.1 billion annually on remedial training.

An example:

“I updated the Status report for the four discrepancies Lennie forward us via e-mail (they in Barry file).. to make sure my logic was correct It seems we provide Murray with incorrect information … However after verifying controls on JBL – JBL has the indicator as B ???? – I wanted to make sure with the recent changes – I processed today – before Murray make the changes again on the mainframe to ‘C’.”


Now, I’m well known for g41m15m5, so I won’t be hyper-critical. But it’s a good thing to know the United States doesn’t have a corrupt monopoly controlling public education.

That would be a disaster.

Hat tip slashdot, Tom Barnett.

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