Great thread Eddy, My wife is an editor, she is also doing book reviews for a few companies. With the onslaught of Ebooks and print on demand, books now get to the public with no editing. So just having marginally literate college students read is not going to help much, since I doubt many of them are going to a library and selecting a book that actually was properly written. They are just going to read some incompetent's crap on a Kindle or some such semi-useless device. 80% of what gets distributed in print these days does not get fact checked or have proper grammar. Even the authors who will or can spend a few thousand to have their work edited do not always go for both copy and content editing. The large book companies, what's left of them at least, have been sending a lot of editing work to India. The quality has been so bad the companies in India have been trying to hire US-based editors at Indian pay rates. My opinion, a large percentage of the books coming to market are produced by the incompetent and illiterate. Amazon will soon be about the only source of written literature if they can achieve to be so, and they have very low requirements of quality. So many schools are going the way that Stony comments; around here some of the towns are providing laptops to every student from 6th grade up. I expect no paper or pens will be provided. No text books will be provided. I think no proper learning is being provided either.
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