John shares the staggering magnitude of our global illiteracy problem and the potential an international focus on increasing literacy has for creating greater social and economic equality for the world’s next generation.
A Literate Life
Surveys conducted by the Department of Justice have found that 85% of incarcerated youth can’t read. This unsettling link between illiteracy—something that is determined as early as five years old—and one’s likelihood of arrest is shocking.
Beth Wilder’s TEDx talk will introduce an idea that is simple in nature, but revolutionary in its ability to transform our educational system and eradicate illiteracy.
Malcolm Ong, Creators Edu
Michael Bodekaer’s science lab.