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Schoolkids in Kinshasa. Photo by Dominic Chavez, World Bank.

Equity-Focused Approaches to Learning Loss during COVID-19

Even in the best-resourced and highest-performing education systems, most COVID responses in education will end up by privileging better-off children. In developing countries, where far fewer children have access to secondary education, and where learning opportunities are heavily defined by quality education in the early years, COVID presents an especially stark equity challenge.

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A Review of “South African Schooling: The Enigma of Inequality”

South African Schooling: The Enigma of Inequality provides an incredibly detailed account of inequality in South Africa’s education system. And it does a remarkable job of using government and survey data, along with detailed accounts of policy negotiation and reform, to explain why it is that the more things seems to change, the more they stay the same.

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