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Young people aged between 16 and 19 have been found to possess only a “basic” grasp of maths and English, with nine million people of working age having low literacy or numeracy skills. The report, conducted by the OECD (the Operation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) found that out of 23 developed nations, English teens had the lowest literacy rates and the second to lowest numeracy rates.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
Murica. We aints #1.
I find this somewhat surprising. How much of this has to do with the influx of immigration you are experiencing and the possibility that a sampling of the subjects did not grow up with the language?
originally posted by: crazyewok
And lets not go into the scrapping of the polytechnic colleges and making anywhere a "university" that offers micky mouse degree in things like "Golf management" and "David Beckham" studies that have no practical value.