Education: Information, Please

Education is rife in the U.S., but its victims often recover; some set up an immunity that lasts a lifetime. Some evidence pointing in this direction was adduced last week.

Reported President Paul Klapper of New York City's Queens College:

¶Three out of five tested college seniors did not know what the "patience of Job" meant and pronounced Job job.

¶ A group of high-school graduates blew up trying to figure 10%, 1% and 100% of $75.

¶ In history, high-school graduates could not tell which came first, the Monroe Doctrine or the Emancipation Proclamation...

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