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LETTER: Global education needs attention, too

Education radically changes the course of a child’s life. In Canada, we believe all Canadian children have the right to a quality education and that an educated population creates a thriving Canada.

Around the world, 57,000,000 primary school aged children are not in school. Countries with higher primary schooling rates, for boys and girls, tend to enjoy greater democracy and stability.

If our children have the right to a quality education then all children share this right. It also follows that if education supports democracy and stability, all countries will benefit from an educated population.

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has successfully supported education for 22 million children in poor and conflict-affected countries.

I urge our federal government to pledge generously to this organization because their model works. Our world future requires an educated population if we are to deal successfully with the challenges to come.

Frances Beckow

Victoria

 

 

 

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