The Smallest Minority has a post up reporting that nearly 50% of the people in Detroit can’t read. He didn’t make up those numbers, they come from a report by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund, an organization funded by a combination of governmental and private money.
It isn’t just the loss of manufacturing and the crumbling buildings that doom Detroit. When the system fails to educate children at this rate, it isn’t a mistake. It’s a deliberate course of action with a predictable result.
Truly, if our education system had been foisted on us by a foreign power, it would have been an act of war.
–Kevin Baker, The Smallest Minority