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DOES ENSURING THAT CHILDREN ARE IN SCHOOL ENSURE THAT THEY ARE LEARNING?

DOES ENSURING THAT CHILDREN ARE IN SCHOOL ENSURE THAT THEY ARE LEARNING?

Sustainable Development Goal #4 focuses on inclusive and equitable quality education for all children, everywhere.  In recent years, education systems around the world have worked hard to get children in school.  This effort has been very successful: in the 1950’s, 5 out of 10 children of primary school age were in primary school.  Currently, the number is 9 out of 10.  But is access to school translating into learning?  Too often, it seems, the answer is no.  Almost 38% of children lack basic reading and math skills. This means that around the world 250 million children lack basic skills, including 130 million who have spent 4 years or more in school.  So how do we ensure that children who are in school are actually receiving a quality education?

Click on the link to watch a brief video and take a look at the detailed Millions Learning document.

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/education-plus-development/posts/2016/04/19-scaling-learning-for-children-youth-robinson-varma

Please remember GRAN’s EdWG MP Letter on education funding and the supporting Visit Your MP Script under the Campaign Button and click on Education Resources  http://grandmothersadvocacy.org/issue/education

 

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