The fear that 1.5 million British children will reach the age of 11 unable to “read well” by 2025 has prompted the launch of a new literacy campaign.
JK Rowling and Michael Morpurgo and many others are backing the Read On. Get On campaign, aimed at radically improving reading standards.
One report says England is one of the most unequal countries for children’s reading levels, second in the EU only to Romania. Research has found that poor reading could cost the UK £32bn in growth by 2025. Full story here »