Global Community Should Commit To Funding For Basic Education
Washington Post: Universal basic education is the millennium goal everyone forgot
Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
“…When the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000, they included both health and education objectives. The health goals were pursued with vigor — and money — and great progress was achieved. Yet the pursuit of basic education languished. The U.S. government and others dropped the ball on an agenda that should have been a no-brainer. … On Thursday, we can begin to change this. Governments and organizations will gather in Brussels to renew their financial commitments to primary education for the world’s poorest children. The Global Partnership for Education is the main world advocacy group for children who won’t learn to read, write, and count unless the world steps forward to help…” (6/22).