The merits of literacy are self-evident to the point of no longer being questioned in society.
The very concept of reading and writing is a tenet of social compatibility for most cultures, having embedded itself into our social fabric to the degree where even debating whether “we should teach our kids how to read & write” is preposterous. But one doesn’t have to trace far back into our history before encountering an era where literacy was a rare skill for a very distinct minority.
The issue of literacy in most western countries today is focusing on the importance of teaching programming as a fundamental life skill for future economic gain.
By Michell Zappa @michellzappa
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Via Katia Frolova, Jenny Smith