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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Congress sinks to 10th grade level

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 6:31 AM

BOTTOM FIVE: Tim Griffin brings up rear in level of his remarks.
  • BOTTOM FIVE: Tim Griffin brings up rear in level of his remarks.
Have you seen the stories about the Sunlight Foundation's study of Congress? The one that showed, based on Congressional Record entries, that the grade level of members' remarks has declined by a full grade, to the 10th-grade level, in seven years, thanks particularly to conservatives and new members.

Here's your complete ranking. Five Republicans are at the bottom, including Little Rock's own Republican congressman, Tim Griffin, whose remarks scored at at 8th-grade level, 430th among 435. Looks like John Boozman, at an 11.7 grade level, led the rest of the delegation in his use of the language.

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