Thursday, November 27, 2014
  1. Education in the Second Machine Age

    Dalia Marin

    Education in the Second Machine Age

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     suggests that skilled workers may become increasingly unable to compete with artificial intelligence.

    Computer Science Education Rowan University Publications/Flickr

    Until the 1980s, about 70% of income went to labor income and 30% to capital income. But, since then, the share of income going to labor has declined in all rich countries, and research indicates that half of this decline is the result of cheaper information technology – allowing firms to replace workers with computers. READ MORE

  2. The Children’s Revolution

    Gordon Brown

    The Children’s Revolution

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     calls for the establishment of an International Children's Court.

    Newsart for The Children’s Revolution UN Photo/Marco Dormino

    The world can end child labor, child marriage, child trafficking, and discrimination against girls by establishing a new international children’s court and, with it, a proper reporting and sanctions system. In fact, violations of children’s rights are now so rampant that there simply is no alternative. READ MORE

  3. Unleashing Africa’s Girl Power

    Joaquim Chissano

    Unleashing Africa’s Girl Power

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     homes in on the key to sustainable and inclusive growth.

    African schoolgirls Lizzy Biggs/Flickr

    Though Sub-Saharan Africa’s economies have boomed in recent years, the headline figures mask longer-term problems – not least, an over-reliance on natural resources and chronic inequalities. Inclusive, sustainable growth is achievable, but only by tapping the continent’s greatest reserve of energy and creativity: African women. READ MORE

  4. A Generation Held Hostage?

    Gordon Brown

    A Generation Held Hostage?

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     frames the abduction of Nigeria's schoolgirls as a call to arms in a battle for civil rights.

    UN Women UN Women/Flickr

    More than five months after Boko Haram abducted 276 Nigerian schoolgirls, 219 remain missing. The plight of courageous girls worldwide fighting for an education highlights one of the unfinished battles of the 1960s civil-rights movement. READ MORE

  5. Education and Opportunity

    Lee Jong-Wha

    Education and Opportunity

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     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

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