Universal literacy gave us a new way of thinking. We started to think counter-intuitively. And counter-intuitive thinking gave us science, liberal democracy, modern economics, modern medicine, and the universal declaration of human rights, and even modern art. In fact universal literacy gave us the modern world.
But now the modern world is morphing into the electronic world as we watch, feel and listen.
Of course I understand you are unhappy with your present education system as it is still the result of Prussian Pedagogy. However you are mistaken if you think the new electronic age will produce creative individuals because the new electronic age will produce no individuals at all. We are all that is left - the wisdom of crowds.