As reflected in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Humanium, the lack of accurate information in a society causes people to be unable to form independent thought, and therefore continue to accept the lies told to them. For many Americans, access to a free education is considered a right, but to millions of families elsewhere this right is nonexistent. Humanium, an international child sponsorship NGO dedicated to stopping violations of children’s rights throughout the world, writes, “more than 72 million children around the world remain unschooled” due to poverty or marginalization. This lack of education does not allow for children to learn and develop skills necessary to change their success trajectory. Children who do not have an education are more likely to fall back in the cycle of poverty and believe that they can not change their circumstances. This belief furthers the poverty in underdeveloped countries, making change impossible. Just as children cannot change their living circumstances due to a lack of education, the citizens in Fahrenheit 451 cannot change their society because they do not have access to accurate information. Montage is trying to understand the reason why he and others live and why books are forbidden. When Montag tries to read the outlawed objects he cannot understand the content that is inside. He goes to Faber, a former professor, and says, “I want you to teach me to understand what I read”. Without being able to have opinions and independent thoughts, Montag cannot begin to change his circumstance just like the children lacking an education. This link between education and change is a common theme both in modern day and the dystopian society of Fahrenheit 451.