Status quo, how it evolved, and where to go from here.
Mitigating the present situation:
- Make instructional material for secondary education less text-dependent
For the future:
- Promote true literacy
- 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.