Educating the world’s poorest children

 

Spring break has come to a close, and while our children have returned to school, roughly 57 million girls and boys around the world are not attending school at all.

Nearly 40 percent of the world’s children of primary-school age cannot read.

The Global Partnership for Education is our chance to turn things around. It has already helped get 22 million children into school since 2002 and is ready to do the same for millions more — if donors like the U.S. government step up this spring.

A $250 million U.S. contribution during the next two years would help put the Global Partnership on track to support quality education for 29 million of the world’s poorest children. An investment in the world’s children today will reap untold rewards for all in the future.

Laurie Suarez, Miami

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