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UK 'way ahead' of literacy target

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The number of people in England who cannot read, write and count properly is "unacceptably" high, MPs have warned. Skills Secretary John Denham and English teacher Phil Beadle discuss why 6% of school leavers in England do not have the literacy skills expected of an 11-year-old.

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