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Dr. Seuss Teaches Us to Thrive in the Knowledge Economy

Today’s globally competitive Knowledge Economy demands high literacy skills.  Nearly two-thirds of new jobs in the U.S. will require some post-secondary education.  A growing portion of jobs require advanced learning including the ability to identify, evaluate, and synthesize relevant information and use higher-level thinking strategies to solve problems.

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Technology & Innovation

The world has over 7,100 different languages.

Nerriere identifies a simplified version of English called “Globish”, with a vocabulary of about 1,500 words, as the new universal language, spoken by political leaders, diplomats, business executives and other participants in the World Economic Forum, the annual IMF/World Bank meetings, and similar elevated gatherings. They include no profanity; have five of the rainbow’s seven colors (no indigo, no violet); include ‘sex’ but not ‘biology’; and define “snake” as ‘a long animal with no legs.’

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