Speech by members of Congress drops a grade level due to conservatives and new members, according to study

Are members of Congress dumbing down their discourse? The Sunlight Foundation determined that  Congress is talking at nearly a full grade level below the level at which members spoke seven years ago, according to its study of the Congressional Record—the official record of members' proceedings and speech. The foundation applied the Flesch-Kincaid grade level test to congressional conversations and found that today's Congress speaks "at about a 10.6 grade level, down from 11.5 in...Full Story
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