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Poor Writing Costs Millions

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Yahoo picked up an AP report that points out that states spend nearly a quarter of a billion dollars on remedial writing education for their employees. The article points out “Poor writing not only befuddles citizens but also slows down the government as bureaucrats struggle with unclear instructions or have to redo poorly written work.”

And trying to fix the problem is costly. “The report estimates the states spend $221 million annually on remedial writing training, sometimes sending workers to $400-per-employee classes,” the article states.

So to all our writers out there… anyone thinking of getting a government job? The pay usually isn’t as high as the private sector, but the retirement benefits are generally pretty darn good.

Read the AP report, via Yahoo, here.