If you can read this …

… thank God, and a teacher, and consider yourself not only intelligent, but also fortunate.

“Millions of children learn only very little. How can the world provide a better education to the next generation?”

Our World in Data reports it will have much to do with overcoming the pernicious effects of global poverty and the almost incomprehensible inequality that characterizes the world we share. This probably shouldn’t be news to any of us, although it probably is.

Discouraging as the “report card” is, the author of the report provides reasons for hope – again, based on what we know about what really helps children learn, and about how affordable some of the interventions really are. Especially in light of what’s at stake.

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If any of you cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for you if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea.  Woe to the world because of things that cause stumbling! Such things are bound to come, but woe to the one through whom they come!

Matthew 18:6-7
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Image: I have no idea where this came from originally, but thanks to whoever made it [I believe I have seen, and hope correctly] public domain.

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