Opinion

Four steps to help fix Australian children's reading problems

By Jessica Del Rio
February 22 2024 - 5:30am

The stakes of Australia's reading problem are high. Only one in three Aussie children are proficient readers. The Grattan Institute has published a report estimating the poor literacy of Australian school children costs Australia $40 billion. Equity Economics calculated a personal gain of $12 billion in increased earnings if we improve the literacy of the 20 per cent of students struggling the most.

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