Books Y Kant Seattle Read
posted by December 28 at 11:42 AMon
Central Connecticut State University has released their annual list of the top ten most literate cities in the U.S. and Seattle’s number two.
I had no idea that literacy was so damn mercurial. Apparently, the information is compiled from (emphasis mine)
U.S. Census data, newspaper circulation rates, magazine publishing, educational attainment levels, library resources and booksellers.
I think our public schools were probably responsible for the dip in literacy in 2004, but I’m placing 2007’s second-place finish directly in the hands of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine (this month: “Linda Derschang brought the fun and the funky to the Pike/Pine Corridor,” a story about cellist Joshua Roman titled “String Theory,” and a story about potatoes titled…wait for it…”This Spud’s For You.” )
Please stop, Seattle Metropolitan. The statistics are showing that you’re making us dumber with every new issue you publish.
(Thanks to Slog tipper Gregory for the literacy news.)