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Literacy of America's College Students

2006-01-20 20:46:07.223473+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

What is our children learning? "Twenty percent of U.S. college students completing 4-year degrees – and 30 percent of students earning 2-year degrees – have only basic quantitative literacy skills, meaning they are unable to estimate if their car has enough gasoline to get to the next gas station or calculate the total cost of ordering office supplies, according to a new national survey by the American Institutes for Research (AIR).". A quick scan through the report shows a few interesting tidbits that might be worth pursuing, but I'm a little suspicious about making some of the snarky pronouncements I'd like to make without sitting down and understanding the methodology behind some of the pretty graphs.

So if anyone else cares enough to delve into this, go nuts.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-20 21:51:40.359577+00 by: aiworks

Eh... Most college professors I've met lack that kind of common sense arithmetic skill.