September 21, 2016

We can educate all the world’s children – If we choose to

Written by Alice Albright

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post.

The report of the International Commission for Financing Global Education Opportunities (or simply Education Commission) is out – and it breaks important new ground at a critical moment.

The Commission offers sobering diagnosis and bold, concrete recommendations about how global education financing should and can be increased and deployed. This report should be treated as a once-in-a-generation roadmap to set global education on the right path.

Perhaps most striking is the central question it provokes: does the global community have the political will to place a much higher priority on educating all children – and to ensure the financing necessary to achieve that fundamental goal within a generation?

While there has been substantial progress over the past 15 years, staggeringly large numbers of children remain out of school or are leaving the classroom after four years without the skills they should have.

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