That this report card comes as a surprise will surprise many. Our educators spend too much time with socialist indoctrination. Students are being taught what to think rather than how to think. The results have been obvious for a long time.
Australia ranked 27th out of 45 countries for reading, with 21 of those countries performing significantly better. Hong Kong topped the rankings, with Finland, Russia, the US and England outranking Australia.
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