Throughout the month of September, a celebratory spotlight is put on literacy. September is Adult Literacy Month, Read A New Book Month, and Be Kind To Writers And Editors Month.
In this day and time, it is unfathomable to imagine that illiteracy still remains a serious and troubling topic of discussion. Literacy, the ability to read, write and the level of competency and knowledge in a specific area is a prized attribute in building a strong foundation of educational, cultural and creative heritage.
It is not popular to allow ignorance to become the accepted norm, although at times when we reflect on the current state of our society, sadly that seems to be the case. That does not mean, however, this educational quagmire cannot be fixed. We have every tool you can possibly imagine to thwart the dangers of ignorance when it runs amuck.
As Maya Angelou once told an audience of aspiring writers, “In order to be a good writer, you have to be a copious reader.” In our tech-savvy society, we can’t even allow ‘aliteracy’ to take root and contribute to the ills of illiteracy.