Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Don't know much about Math

At a certain point, a single individual becomes beyond parody. Here's the exchange from the Today Show:
COURIC: He wanted to train 70,000 additional teachers in math and science.

KERRY: That's terrific. But 53 percent of our children don't graduate from high school. Kids don't have after-school programs... He didn't ask America to sacrifice anything to achieve great goals and the biggest example is making the tax cut permanent for the wealthiest people in America. The average American struggles to find time to take carry of families, working two or three jobs... It's a disgrace. He did not tell the real state of the union.
Umm, John, you're just a bit off.
Last year, 85 percent of adults age 25 and over had completed at least high school, an all-time high, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. Also in 2003, 27 percent of adults age 25 and over had a college degree, another record.
A real quick search revealed that he couldn't even be talking about people graduating in four years, considering the states with the lowest rates hover around 60%.

Hat tip to WuzzaDem, who has a statistical observation of his own.


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