Bryan F. Irrera (bfirrera) wrote,
Bryan F. Irrera

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Scary statistic!

I was talking to Ed, who works at the Booksmith at Cumberland Mall, today and he told me a really scary statistic.

Apparently, the illiteracy rate in Cumberland County is 67%. That's roughly 30% higher than the national average.

Think about that! Over two thirds of the people in our county are functionally illiterate! That's just insane. No wonder I have to show the people who come into the store where to find everything...they can't read!
Tags: great_unwashed, illiteracy, local_stuff/cumberland_county

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