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Among the goals for American education set by President Bush in his State of the Union Message was a 90 percent high-school graduation rate by the year 2000.
Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. In reasoning and logic, perhaps the only thing worse than a lack of critical-thinking skills--whatever those are--is a prolific use of what I call "sloppy thinking skills."
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