Tuesday, December 8, 2015

December 8

Today's post is just a statistic that truly shows the importance of increasing literacy rates around the world: According to UNICEF's report on global education, if every student in low-income countries had basic reading skills, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty- a 12% overall cut in global poverty. And that's just basic reading skills: imagine what we could accomplish if every student went to school through 8th grade? Or even graduated high school?  Education truly has the power to change lives.

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