The knowledge of Bulgarian students begins to collapse in elementary school, not in middle school as it was earlier, according to recent research.
In addition to being largely-illiterate, the youngsters have unhealthy eating habits, are physically inactive and more and more of them are overweight.
According to a PIRLS study on reading literacy for 2011, cited by the Bulgarian Sega (Now) daily, since 2006, Bulgarian children fell 12 spots in the ranking – from the 10th to the 22nd position (out of 49 countries in the region) and are no longer among the world's elite in literacy....
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