The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Which matters most to you, that Fort Worth was ranked the fourth-best large city for jobs in 2013 or that it was No. 52 in an annual literacy ranking of 76 cities?
While Texas led the nation in new jobs, it also led the nation in minimum wage jobs. If we as a state valued education more, maybe more of our new jobs would pay a living wage. Bill Reedy
Literacy should be the utmost importance here. Deanna Ashbrook
The poor literacy ranking. It does Fort Worth no good if you and your kids remain ignorant in a deadend job. David Perkins
We have no problem giving tax breaks to corporations, but then have to cut funding for schools, which continue to grow because of new business growth. We don’t think about the fact that our future depends on educated voters. Pat Perkins
You can’t continue job growth without improving the literacy. At least not jobs that will help the area prosper. Vern Vartdal
I know how important jobs are, but that low literacy ranking bothers me. I love to read and am surprised that Fort Worth came out so low. Being literate should be a priority in any job. Dm Brooks
The public school system is a failure, and you cannot talk about literacy without being honest about a big part of the problem: illegal immigration. Lesley Hensell Demond
As someone who has been in the recruiting industry for 20 years, it’s pandemic how many applicants cannot fill out an application thoroughly.
Perhaps that’s why my degree hasn’t served me in getting a job... There must be a high demand for jobs requiring very little intellect. Val Vera
I thought illiteracy was like polio, it had been sorted out and the problem was more or less solved. Guy Richardson