We need literacy but we cannot settle with it being on the level of "See Spot Run!" which is about where it sits a lot of the time.
A lot of people know just enough to be dangerous and that is a problem. It'd be better if they either knew more or less or even nothing, because right now we have this limbo where people know just enough to be a problem for other people, like some kind of knowledge virus. We either need more knowledge so that people are inoculated, or less knowledge so that the 'virus' simply dies.