I would argue that most teachers have a results-first approach to teaching reading. This is not completely their fault, as our educational institutions perpetuate it by forcing them to think in terms of quotas rather than actual learning.
Sure people read texts, tweets, and the occasional news article, but when was the last time you saw someone with a physical book in their hands? Even an e-book device like a Kindle?
What follows is a general overview of a variety of topics dealing with literacy rates. Each topic will be further expanded upon in other articles that will be linked here when they are published.