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Tag: global education


FOREIGN AID: Support Fast Track Initiative

Millions of kids are getting ready to go, or already are, back in school. But not in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia or the Middle East.

Around the world, nearly 70 million elementary school-aged kids (especially girls) don’t go to school at all. Millions more kids receive a poor-quality education and will not be able to read, write or count.

Slashing global poverty-focused aid programs won’t make a dent in our national debt and will undermine long-term international security and economy stability.

Most Americans think the U.S. spends 25 percent of its national budget on global development aid, but it’s

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GLOBAL EDUCATION: Obama should take part in summit

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

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