Friday, September 30, 2005

DC Mayor, Anthony Williams Achieves 37% Illiteracy Rate for City

Something to be rightly proud of in the capital city of the United States of America:

But even Williams acknowledged huge failures. Public schools have not improved, and the divide between rich and poor has sharpened. Thirty-seven percent of residents older than 25 have trouble filling out a job application or reading a map, one of the highest rates of functional illiteracy in the nation, according to 'The State of Literacy in America,' a government report.

Living in downtown DC allows you to see hundreds of homeless people sleeping and urinating all over the sidewalks, parks, statues, and buildings of this proud city. Less than a quarter mile from the front door of the White House is where you'll encounter your first DC homeless people - and they radiate outwards from there - in every direction. Is this a great country or what?

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