Stark disparities in educational opportunity persist worldwide

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American Teacher; Mar 2009; 93, 6; Docstoc
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Description: DEEP INEQUALITIES in education between children from rich and poor countries around the world persist because of "political indifference, weak domestic policies and the failure of aid donors to act on their commitments," according to the latest United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization report on global education. A few stark figures illustrate what the report calls the "vast gulf" in educational opportunities separating children in different countries: * By the time they reach primary school age, one in three children in developing countries (a total of 193 million children) have had their brain development and education prospects impaired by malnutrition.
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