The report, conducted by the OECD the Operation for Economic Co-Operation and Development found that out of 23 developed nations, English teens had the lowest literacy rates and the second to lowest numeracy rates. The report summarised that one in five young university students could manage basic tasks but might struggle with anything advanced, like reading instructions on an aspirin bottle. Graduates with low basic skills gain modest returns from their qualifications and will often not be able to repay their student debts. England has a large university system relative to a poorly skilled pool of potential entrants. However, some critics have used this opportunity to call out the government, blaming the failure of educational policies for English children's illiteracy.
Teen credit card use is on the rise, report reveals
Teen credit card use is on the rise: report
Six million US parents say they have a child under 18 with a credit card, according to a recent report. Moreover, some 21 percent of the 1, parents surveyed by CreditCards. Teen usage varies by region and class. Thirteen percent of parents living in the Northeast report that at least one of their underage offspring has a credit card, compared with 8 percent for the rest of the country. Of course, it is still much more common for at least one child to have his or her own cellphone, as 54 percent do. But credit card usage by teens is apparently on the rise, with T.
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The World Health Organisation says teens from the UK suffer from more stress than those in other countries. British teens suffer more stress than youngsters in other countries, a report warns. The World Health Organisation study says year-olds are suffering due to school pressure, feeling fat and drinking too much alcohol. Teenage boys and girls in England, Scotland and Wales are less likely than the average child from 42 European countries and regions to report a good life satisfaction and liking school. Read more: The things that drive Brits round the bend.