U.N. Report: Crisis Will Keep Children Out of School
The world financial crisis not only hurt balance sheets but could sabotage poor countries' efforts to get more children into school, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.N. education agency.
UNESCO urges more funding and attention for those shut out of education systems such as ethnic minorities and rural girls, who make up a disproportionate part of the legions of school-age children who have never seen the inside of a classroom.
Some 72 million children were out of school in 2007, and the report estimates that 56 million will remain out...
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