Monday, May 09, 2011

1/2 of Detroit Is Illiterate

As if Detroit didn't have enough problems, right? Huge unemployment. A rotting infrastructure. A legacy of inefficient, corrupt politics. Union contracts that the city can't afford. An alarming crime rate. Foreclosures and urban blight. And everyone that can possibly do so leaving town.

And now this -- a report that reveals nearly half of the folks still living in Detroit are functionally illiterate.

Sigh. The Welfare State leaves its menacing mark in so many ways.