"This survey has shown that the average Irish punter is... highly educated"
74% of punters are college-educated according to the survey. Yet the general level of eruditon, grammar and punctuation of the posts on this forum ranges from sub-standard at best to lamentable.
So, with the recent furore in the press over supposed grade inflation in 3rd level (it was reported that out of 1,000+ CVs sent to Dell, not one was error-free)... is the Irish education system failing badly? And, will this impact on the recovery potential of the Irish economy?
Or, is the survey inaccurate? (Maybe people were too stupid/illiterate to comprehend which button to press)
I wouldn't expect any of us to be perfect in this regard, but at least the basics of grammar etc. should be present in reasonably educated people.
Should the birch and buggery be re-introduced to primary/secondary school?