Almost one million Scots are unable to read and write properly, according to an influential group of educationalists who have called for an overhaul of the country’s approach to literacy.
According to the Literacy Commission — which also includes business leaders and the novelist Ian Rankin — about a fifth of adults do not have the literacy skills they need for their daily lives.
Not well then, eh? The State has them for 11 years and cannot even manage two of the three r\’s?
Quick question. What was the literacy rate before State schooling, back in the 1880s?