Category Archives: Global education

Hundreds of millions of children in school but not learning

Poor countries urged to increase domestic spending on education as World Bank sounds alarm bell over ‘learning crisis’

More than 260 million children worldwide are out of school, yet more than half of those in education are not learning, the World Bank has warned.

The global push to ensure free primary and secondary education by 2030 has helped fuel a “trade-off of quality for quantity”, whereby children are spending several years in school yet remain unable to read, write or do basic sums, according to Jaime Saavedra, who leads the global education practice at the bank.

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Boris Johnson: ‘Let us have a grown-up conversation with our American friends’

Foreign secretary stresses ‘crucial’ nature of UK-US relations in exclusive Guardian interview before flying out for North Korea talks

Boris Johnson has banned himself from using the phrase “special relationship” to describe Britain’s longstanding links with the United States: it sounds, he says, “a bit needy”.

But as Donald Trump’s White House lurches from one crisis to the next – the latest being his remarks about migrants from “shithole” countries – Britain’s foreign secretary has no intention of distancing himself from the controversial president.

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