Education Report Roundup

Wars Take Toll on Education

By Mary Ann Zehr — September 19, 2006 1 min read

“Rewrite the Future: Education for Children in Conflict-Affected Countries” is available from Save the Children.

Armed conflict is one of the biggest reasons that 115 million children in the world are not attending primary school, according to a report by Save the Children.

The report by the Washington-based nonprofit organization estimates that 43 million children in conflict-affected countries are not attending school. It says that armed conflict has created a fragile environment for schooling in 30 countries. For example, it estimates that in Iraq, there are 818,000 primary-school-age children who are not in school.

A version of this article appeared in the September 20, 2006 edition of Education Week