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Unformatted text preview: had just entered college included more grads of C+… by 2007, however, these A grades outnumbered grades of C+ and below by nine to one.” It is because of such grade inflation that most of the students presently are functionally illiterate, the lack of reading and writing skills needed for everyday living, which can cause discouragement among kids, such as Bianca, who aspire to become a doctor but are not being prepared accordingly. Currently 123 million jobs will be high skill, and high pay, however, only 50 million will be able to fill those spots. The opportunity is there but the kids, eventually growing up to become adults, cannot fulfill the requirements to acquire such jobs. If that is the case, then what is the point of trying? LaMontagne 2 Work Cited Macionis, John J. Society: the Basics . 10th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000. Print....
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- Spring '11
- Sociology, Functional illiteracy, Whitley LaMontagne