Friday, May 13, 2011

Confucius Analect of the Week, May 13, 2011

Having read that 47% of the population of Detroit is “functionally illiterate,” Confucius is beside himself with despair.

How, he wants to know, is America going to win the future, to compete successfully with China, if nearly half the population of a major American city is functionally illiterate?  Not much point in offering Detroit another analect on the benefits of learning, is there?

Or, is “win the future” just political rhetoric?

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