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Dumb & dumber.

Byline: CAROLE MALONE

IF, as we're told, standards of the Three Rs have slumped to their lowest level in seven years, leaving thousands of primary schoolchildren unable to read, write or do maths, it rather makes a nonsense of denials from education experts and parents who insist GCSE exams haven't been dumbed down.

How can we have vast numbers of kids virtually illiterate at eight who miraculously catch up, and by 16, more than 20 per cent of them are getting As and A* in their GCSEs?

It just doesn't add up.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 2, 2007
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