Chapters Indigo is a Canadian bookstore, but believe it or not, I found out about the advertisement above through Filipino bloggers Gelo and Tobie. I hope they can Get Caught Reading, too =)
From the Love of Reading page:
The average annual school budget is less than $30,000.I don't think Philippine figures would be better, but I suspect they might be worse.
Teachers spend over $1,000 of their own money annually on student resources.
46 percent of Ontario's grade 3 children fail the standard reading examination.
Thousands of university and college students need remedial courses to develop reading skills they should have acquired in the first three years of grade school.