This time it's in England, where a headline reads "Half of teenagers leave school unable to read, write or add properly."
Despite a rise on 2007, only 47.6 percent of pupils achieved the desired five A* to C-grade GCSEs including English and maths, leaving ministers struggling to hit a 53 percent Treasury target by 2011.Got it? If not, maybe you're a "maths" person.
Well, at least there's this bit of good news in the story:
Statistics published today by the Department for Children, Schools and Families show that 440 schools are currently falling short of this benchmark - though that is an improvement on last year's dire figure of 631.So it seems to be getting more gooder than worser.