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Old 13.11.2012, 11:04
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Surprise, surprise, all the countries with low immigration have good Pisa scores in reading/functional literacy rates. Apples and oranges and all that. The US has exactly the same problems as Switzerland; due to the high rate of immigration some locals don't get the attention they'd require.
in the US, at least the incoming immigrants are literate in their native language (even if that language is not English). our problem in the US is that we have millions of people who are not literate in any language.
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Old 13.11.2012, 11:08
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in the US, at least the incoming immigrants are literate in their native language (even if that language is not English). our problem in the US is that we have millions of people who are not literate in any language.
You may have more than we do (but then again maybe not) but there's quite a few Swiss who aren't literate in any language either. They just slip through the system as Wolli described.
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in the US, at least the incoming immigrants are literate in their native language (even if that language is not English). our problem in the US is that we have millions of people who are not literate in any language.
For some reason, this post made me think of some of the cast on the Jersey Shore TV show.
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