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GLOBAL EDUCATION: Obama should take part in summit

Letter by Phyllis A. Bjorkman, Tacoma on May 31, 2010 at 11:55 am | 22 Comments »
May 31, 2010 11:55 am

While world attention focuses on the World Cup starting June 11, leaders of the world will head for Johannesburg, South Africa, and the high-level summit on global education that will be held at the same time.

South African President Jacob Zuma, who was in the U.S. recently, spoke with President Obama and urged him to attend the summit. His government has associated itself with 1GOAL which is supported by the global football community and its governing body, FIFA.

Recently the Education for All Act of 2010, H.R. 5117, was introduced in the U.S. Congress by Rep. Nita Lowey and Rep. Dave Reichert. I ask all the Washington delegation to be co-sponsors. Obama’s attendance at the summit would help bring this worthy multi-donor initiative to fruition.

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