World Bank should be pushed to honor its education pledges

September 13, 2012 

We are fortunate in this country that kids have access at least to a basic education.

Yet 61 million kids in our world do not have the chance to learn to read a book or use basic math to solve a business problem. Now the World Bank is attempting to skip away from pledges made to the tune of $1.2 billion for education.

I urge our members of Congress to send letters to the World Bank to keep their original pledges and also for the U.S. to pave another path to the same ends, to invest $125 million of our global education dollars into the Global Partnership for Education in 2013.

-- Mary Martin

Anchorage

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