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Do you have problems reading and writing?

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Graham Stewart | 10:09 UK time, Friday, 4 December 2009

A commission set up to tackle literacy problems in Scottish schools has found almost one in five Scots has difficulty with reading and writing. The Literacy Commission, which included author Ian Rankin, called for a "zero tolerance" approach to tackling the issue. It said tackling problems caused by deprivation was crucial.

But are socio-economic problems the only issue? Does a lack of literacy skills make everyday life a struggle for you?


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