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  •  I wasn't sure it's as high as 8th grade (0+ / 0-)

    I taught university undergrads for ~20 years, and 8th grade level is what we were told we had in the late 1980s.  Not that I ever said that to them.  

    Sigh.  

    You are right on about the strange sort of pride many evince in being fact-free or non-elitist (or willfully ignorant).  There is no way to address misconceptions:  if you try to persuade them with facts, you're an elitist lefty; if you simply disagree, you can expect a few four-letter invectives.

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