Children in school is not enough – they must learn something there
The Guardian, 23 April 2012
David Archer, Head of Programme Development, ActionAid and GCE Board Member
Literacy has become a hot issue in the UK and internationally, with growing outrage that many children fail to learn to read and write. Globally, there are about 50 million more children in school today than there were just over a decade ago. There are still challenges in achieving universal access – more than 67 million children are still denied this basic right – but it is important we now also focus on ensuring that children in school actually learn. It is a violation of children's rights if they are in school year after year yet fail to develop basic skills.
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