21 Mar 2022

Damning report exposes declining literacy rates

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 21 March 2022

Now I don't know my ABC - the perilous state of literacy in Aotearoa New Zealand.

That's the title of new report from the Education Hub think tank which examines the reasons why over a third of 15-year-olds are struggling to read and write - and what can be done about it.

The research draws on multiple studies to paint a stark picture of New Zealand's declining literacy rates over decades.

Ruth Hill reports.