Poor Numeracy ‘Blighting’ Millions Of Lives, National Numeracy Warns

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Poor Numeracy ‘Blighting’ Millions Of Lives, National Numeracy Warns.

This raises three questions:

  1. Why is basic numeracy such a problem with compulsory education to the age of sixteen, in the UK?
  2. Perhaps, there is too much bureaucratic focus on national curriculum and not enough on the basics, namely reading, writing and arithmetic?
  3. Surely the teaching profession should be held accountable?