iPod generation struggling to read & write
from daily mail: School-leavers are experts in using iPods and the Internet but often cannot add up or follow basic instructions, business leaders have claimed.
They said literacy and numeracy standards are so low that some young recruits need remedial lessons.
The warning from the Confederation of British Industry casts a shadow over the release on Thursday of what are expected to be record GCSE results.
A survey for the business group showed that 52 per cent of bosses think youngsters struggle to communicate and 50 per cent say they cannot do simple sums.