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UK 'way ahead' of literacy target


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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