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Герострату нечего делать в Детройте

Posted in Uncategorized by questionabletopic on Sunday, May 8, 2011

Согласно отчета биржи труда города–героя Детройта, 47% взрослого населения по сути не умеют читать.

The National Institute for Literacy estimates that 47% of adults (more than 200,000 individuals) in the City of Detroit are functionally illiterate, referring to the inability of an individual to use reading, speaking, writing, and computational skills in everyday life situations.

The remaining 100,000 of these functionally illiterate adults (age 25 and older) lack a high school diploma or GED, another prerequisite for employment success.
These figures are aggregates and communicate a city–wide issue. We also know some neighborhoods and census tracts within the city have more significant concentrations of adults who are functionally illiterate and/or lack educational credentials.

These figures are aggregates and communicate a city–wide issue. We also know some neighborhoods and census tracts within the city have more significant concentrations of adults who are functionally illiterate and/or lack educational credentials.

По этой теме есть неплохая статья (но в ней неправильный вывод):

Keep in mind that this is despite some pretty lavish education spending in Detroit:
Median compensation for a DPS teacher is $76,000 and Detroit spends the third highest amount of money per student among 76 large cities nationwide. Statewide, Detroit’s spending per pupil is in the 91st percentile and DPS teachers are paid at the 96th percentile.

(и это при щедрых вливаниях ($76,000 — годичная зарплата старшего учителя, третье место по городах США))

Detroit has been described as “the most liberal city in America,” a veritable bastion of progressive policy. How has that worked out? In addition to illiteracy rates, Detroit has gone from the wealthiest city in America in 1950 to being ranked by the US Census Bureau as the 2nd poorest city in the nation per capita, second only to Cleveland.

(кроме того, это город в котором постоянно применялась “мягкая” либеральная политика решения социо–экономических вопросов; не в последнюю очередь, благодаря им этот город превратился из одного из богатейших в второй по бедности город)

материал по теме:

U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences “A First Look at the Literacy of America’s Adults in the 21st Century
National Adult Literacy Survey “ADULT LITERACY in America

демографические данные по по городу, без учета пригородов и аггломераций:

The flight of middle–class African–Americans to the suburbs fueled an exodus that cut Detroit’s population 25% in the past decade to 713,777, according to Census Bureau data released Tuesday. That’s the city’s lowest population level since the 1910 census, when automobile mass production was making Detroit Detroit.

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