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United States of Amereca: 1 in 7 can't read!

Post by tkuanhoo » Sat, 01 May 2010 1:10 am

They really cannot read … paragraphs (or) sentences that are connected," says Sheida White, a researcher at the U.S. Education Department.

The findings come from the department's National Assessment of Adult Literacy, a survey of more than 19,000 Americans ages 16 and older. The 2003 survey is a follow-up to a similar one in 1992 and for the first time lets the public see literacy rates as far down as county levels.


http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/ ... racy_N.htm

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Post by road.not.taken » Sat, 01 May 2010 6:24 am

Newton's (as yet) unpublished Law of Statistics? For every statistic, there is an equal and opposing statistic?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... eracy_rate

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 01 May 2010 9:58 am

Kinda makes Singapore and our Newest Troll look a bit like .........

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Post by Plavt » Sat, 01 May 2010 1:26 pm

Americans can't read? Sms can't spell either... :P :lol:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 01 May 2010 2:32 pm

:lol:
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Post by tkuanhoo » Sat, 01 May 2010 2:49 pm

road.not.taken wrote:Newton's (as yet) unpublished Law of Statistics? For every statistic, there is an equal and opposing statistic?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... eracy_rate
The UN probably uses a very generous definition of literacy. The US govt surveys are obviously more accurate.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 01 May 2010 3:01 pm

Why are they more accurate?
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Post by tkuanhoo » Sat, 01 May 2010 3:14 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Why are they more accurate?
I don't know, you tell me, since you obviously have a habit of telling people (retarded) things.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 01 May 2010 3:31 pm

If you don't know, then why are you pasting it? Just showing your cut and paste capabilities and how little you actually know? Definitely a typical local school type, exam smart but clueless about what they actually said. :-|
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Post by Mad Scientist » Sat, 01 May 2010 4:00 pm

tkuanhoo wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Why are they more accurate?
I don't know, you tell me, since you obviously have a habit of telling people (retarded) things.
Hey !!

You have not answer my queries on the PR renounce and coming back to SG to work . You said many of your friends did ?

I want to know and I need to know !! >please answer those questions on the other post

Thank you for your time

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Post by tkuanhoo » Sat, 01 May 2010 4:34 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you don't know, then why are you pasting it? Just showing your cut and paste capabilities and how little you actually know? Definitely a typical local school type, exam smart but clueless about what they actually said. :-|
I am trying to decide whether you are a human being, donkey or monkey. Your intellegiene profile doesn't fit that of a human. Donkey...well maybe. Most probably monkey. Are you smart enough to peel a banana?

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Post by vbelle » Tue, 04 May 2010 11:41 am

you are obviously not smart enough to spell correctly...

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 04 May 2010 11:59 am

vbelle wrote:you are obviously not smart enough to spell correctly...
http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic69366.html
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Re: United States of Amereca: 1 in 7 can't read!

Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 04 May 2010 5:39 pm

tkuanhoo wrote:They really cannot read … paragraphs (or) sentences that are connected," says Sheida White, a researcher at the U.S. Education Department.
Those pesky, silly Americans.
United States of Amereca: 1 in 7 can't read!
But then you prove yourself to be semi-literate at best . . .


One word of advice . . . if you're going to try to take the mickey out of someone it would be a good idea to proof-read your title.
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Post by anneteoh » Sat, 22 May 2010 5:53 am

tkuanhoo wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you don't know, then why are you pasting it? Just showing your cut and paste capabilities and how little you actually know? Definitely a typical local school type, exam smart but clueless about what they actually said. :-|
I am trying to decide whether you are a human being, donkey or monkey. Your intellegiene profile doesn't fit that of a human. Donkey...well maybe. Most probably monkey. Are you smart enough to peel a banana?
The gods above wonder why you love picking a fight. Fracas ad infinitum, little boy. Grow up. You forgot that most Americans read their dollars over well. SMS is a senior so, show respect please, or try to juggle the balls. I mean, this is Singapore, right?

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