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20+ books in the home = good at school

The UK’s Daily Telegraph reports on a “major study” revealing that having 20 books in the home can boost children’s chances of doing well at school. I know I am in a bookish job and from a bookish family but the idea that a househould could have less than 20 books is painful to think about.

And from America, here is a study that says if you have a library of 500 books then it “has as great an effect on the level of education a child will attain as having parents who are barely literate (3 years of education) compared to having parents who have a university education (15 or 16 years of education).

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