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G8 in Italy Should Launch Global Fund for Education (Huffington Post)
July 7, 2009
The Huffington Post publishes CGD visiting fellow Desmond Bermingham's op-ed on funding for education.
From the article:
"Leaders of the worlds' eight richest countries gather next week in Italy for the annual G8 summit. Crowding their agenda will be the financial crisis, climate change, and food security. Education should be high on the agenda, too. Others agree with me: three prominent moral leaders have written to the G8 urging them live up to their prior promises to ensure that every girl and boy has a chance for an education.
Time is critical. Across the developing world, the spreading impact of the financial crisis that began in the United States is forcing poor families to withdraw their daughters and sons from school. Once children quit studying they rarely return to the classroom. Though national economies recover, the kids will have lost the opportunity of a lifetime."