View Full Version : On the matters of literacy in the UK

04-27-2006, 02:15 PM
Seven million UK residents are functionally illiterate according to government figures. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literacy)

"Functional illiteracy refers to the inability of an individual to use reading, speaking, writing, and computational skills efficiently in everyday life situations."

Anyone want to try to argue against that?

And now the famous contrast provided to you by UNESCO (www.unesco.org)

Adult literacy in the UK: 98.7 (http://www.uis.unesco.org/profiles/EN/EDU/countryProfile_en.aspx?code=8260)

Adult literacy in Mongolia: 99.2 (http://www.uis.unesco.org/profiles/EN/EDU/countryProfile_en.aspx?code=4960)

04-27-2006, 03:23 PM
We get the picture. Have done for a long while. I atleast don't deny there are some absolute retards in the UK. I'm sure there are some in every Country. Congratulations on finding stats to prove it.

04-27-2006, 03:23 PM
I've seen those stats before. This is old.