Status quo, how it evolved, and where to go from here.


Mitigating the present situation:

  1. Make instructional material for secondary education less text-dependent

For the future:

  1. Promote true literacy
  2. Support reading skills

Overcoming the Cult of Ignorance

We might begin by asking ourselves whether ignorance is so wonderful after all, and whether it makes sense to denounce "elitism".

I believe that every human being with a physically normal brain can learn a great deal and can be surprisingly intellectual. I believe that what we badly need is social approval of learning and social rewards for learning.[1]


  1. A Cult Of Ignorance, Isaac Asimov (1980)