International Literacy Day 2011

Happy International Literacy Day, everyone!

You’ll recall from last year that International Literacy Day celebrates the achievements of new readers, as well as educators, and activists. It’s also a celebration of the many types of literacy, and a public acknowledgement of their interconnectedness.

Today, you should thank a teacher,  consider the implications of an educational system that treats testing as the end-all be-all of evaluation, and celebrate the organizations that empower scholars, writers, readers, and activists to share the joys of learning with others. Remember: Literacy is a human right, one not always guaranteed by the state or bolstered with institutional support.


  1. Ara says

    We should also remember our librarians on International Literacy Day! They’re overlooked as much as or more than teachers are and they’re just as important to literacy.

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