Children are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and going to school is not enough to ensure adequate education. Now, think about children living in extreme poverty, their situation is much worse. They have little to no books at home and rarely anyone who can read to them.
Surprisingly, even in countries like the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia, a large number of children from deprived communities struggle with basic literacy skills.
The literacy levels of disadvantaged children around the world are years behind their peers- a gap that keeps getting bigger the older they get.