It is easy to miss the systemically important stories in the deluge of effluent discharged into the public square daily in SA, but as far as stench goes, the extent to which the public education sector has been left to rot is enough to prick even the most desensitised nose.  

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study released last week found that 81% of SA’s grade 4 children cannot read ( for meaning in any language, up from 78% in 2016, the last assessment before Covid-19.  ..

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