The Truth About Congress

I’m a little surprised it’s this low

Study Finds One-Third in D.C. Illiterate
WASHINGTON (AP) – About one-third of the people living in the national’s capital are functionally illiterate, compared with about one-fifth nationally, according to a report on the District of Columbia.
Adults are considered functionally illiterate if they have trouble doing such things as comprehending bus schedules, reading maps and filling out job applications.
The study by the State Education Agency, a quasi-governmental office created by the U.S. Department of Education to distribute federal funds for literacy services, was ordered by Mayor Anthony A. Williams in 2003 as part of his four-year, $4 million adult literacy initiative.

The only way they kept the number down to only a third was by avoiding Congress…

2 Responses to “The Truth About Congress”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Yeah, I thought “Only 1/3? Amazing!” when reading the article.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    It certainly explains why Marion Barry was elected mayor twice.

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