Promoting quality education for all.

Nurturing Ecuador’s Most Important National Resource

Gloria Vidal Illingworth, 

Ecuador, where the theory of evolution was first conceived, is home to a unique richness of life and natural resources. However, like all countries, our most precious resources are our young people. The true measure of our success as country and a people is how well we prepare them for the future. In fact, the education of our young is so important that we have tripled our investment in this sector over the last six years. No other national resource will impact our social and economic well-being as this.

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Will the 113th Be Lucky for Global Education?

Allison Grossman, 

Here in our nation's capital, the city is preparing for President Barack Obama's second inauguration. The parade route has been marked. Tickets to the inaugural balls have been secured for a few (thousand) lucky ones. The crowds are preparing scarves and hats and gloves help keep warm while they trek down to the National Mall for the festivities on Monday.

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Our Message to Congress: Protect the International Affairs Budget

Ellen Carmichael, 

With the U.S. elections behind us we are asking ourselves what the elections mean for our collective fight against global poverty and the roughly 1% of the federal budget that is devoted to foreign assistance, including support for global education. As the budget debates commence in Washington it is important for us to highlight the value of investing in global education.

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Who would break a promise to schoolchildren?

Tony Baker, 

In 2010, the World Bank pledged to increase support to basic education by $750 million over the next five years (2011-2015), which was to represent a 40% increase in basic education from the previous five years (2006-2010). This pledge statement was made (among other places) at a high-level education event co-organized by the Global Campaign for Education and the Global Partnership for Education.

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