Free Markets, Free People
Math is Hard
Idon’t make any claim to being a math whiz, Michael’s kind comments of earlier today notwithstanding. Throw calculus at me, for instance, and I’m just lost. But, I do have a rather decent grasp of basic addition and subtraction, so I’m wondering how to parse this sentence from a Politico story on the Obama Administration and immigration.
Of all the students in 2005 who spoke a language other than English at home, 69 percent were Hispanic, 64 percent were Asian, and 31 percent were Pacific Islanders, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
I think that comes out to 164%, doesn’t it?