Wednesday, September 17, 2014
  1. Education and Opportunity

    Lee Jong-Wha

    Education and Opportunity


     shows why improving academic access and quality should be a top priority for world leaders.

    Outdoor classroom Jiji Lee/Flickr

    In recent decades, a concerted effort from governments and international institutions has contributed to considerable progress in expanding educational opportunities and school-enrollment rates worldwide. But there is much more to be done, particularly with respect to improving the quality of education. READ MORE

  2. Africa’s Education Imperative

    Viswanathan Shankar
  3. Educating Everyone

    Gordon Brown

    Educating Everyone


     calls on world leaders to renew their commitment to achieving universal primary education.

    Reading in NYC Public Library Wally Gobetz/Flickr

    The odds are weighed heavily against achieving the target set by the Millennium Development Goals of ensuring by December 2015 that every school-age child is actually in school. With children in Gaza, Syria, Iraq, and Nigeria in the firing line in recent months, the scale of the challenge could not be more apparent. READ MORE

  4. The Trouble with Universal Education

    Bjørn Lomborg

    The Trouble with Universal Education


     says that pursuing the goal of primary schooling for all is an inefficient use of resources.

    Classroom in Africa Thryn/Flickr

    In an ideal world, universal, high-quality education at all levels would be a worthy international development goal. But, amid competing demands for basic necessities like health care and potable water, narrower, more cost-effective education targets are essential. READ MORE

  5. The Underachieving Education Business

    John S. Katzman

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