Dear World, Your Grade For Educating Your Children is...

April 9, 2015 7:09 PM

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People began talking about it in the 1960s. And they kept talking about it. "Everyone thought it was pretty doable, it wasn't too big of a deal," recalls Aaron Benavot, director of UNESCO's Education for All Global Monitoring Report.

But for lots of reasons — cutbacks on government spending, no schoolhouse within an easy commute — it just wasn't happening. So in 2000, 164 nations got together and pledged "Education For All" by 2015.

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