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Schooling Isn't Learning

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Sep 12, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 22:28

Guest: Lant Pritchett, PhD, Professor of International Development, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University One of the great international development success stories of the last century is the fact that today practically every child in the world enrolls in school, and most attend at least to the end of primary school. Getting to this place has taken a consistent, global effort. But, for all that schooling, kids are not learning. There are some 250 million children around the world unable to read, write or do basic math and more than half of them are in school.  We have a learning crisis.