Education

Ready, Set, Action on Education

By Michelle R. Davis — April 12, 2007 1 min read

The Global Campaign for Education is kicking off a full week of events aimed at convincing those in power that education is a basic human right for students around the world. During the week of April 23, the U.S. chapter of the group will bring 65 youth activists to town to meet with members of Congress and lobby them on the importance of education for students everywhere. The Action Week Web site includes lesson plans and the organization is also offering a free DVD of the PBS series Wide Angle’s documentary called “Back to School.” The 2003 documentary profiled seven children in seven countries as they start their first year of school and then updates their progress in 2006.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.