Drive to get children back to school failing worldwide

Rebecca Ratcliffe, The Guardian, Jun 23, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This article reports on a UNESCO position paper (16 page PDF) asserting that the number of children not in school is remaining steady. "The effort to get more children into school is grinding to a halt as the numbers are stagnating, according to a new report that warns of grave consequences for world poverty... At the moment, children from the poorest 20% of families are eight times as likely to be out of school as those from the richest 20% in lower-middle-income countries."

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