One thing about illiterate Syrian refugees ignorant Obama failed to mention
Although the president hasn’t mentioned it — possibly because he is unaware of it — nearly two-thirds of Syrian refugees are illiterate.
That means that hundreds of thousands of new arrivals to those shores are unequipped to hold down a job.
Ludger Woessmann, a professor of economics at the University of Munich, tells German magazine Zeit that 65% of Syrian refugees fail to meet international standards on basic reading and writing skills. Just 10% of the one million arrivals in the country this year have a college degree.
The bottom line is that unemployment rates can be expected to rise along with the demand for social welfare benefits.
“With two-thirds of young Syrians who must be regarded as functionally illiterate in accordance with international educational standards, so the necessary training to run local businesses is mostly missing,” Woessmann says…