US can do more to support global education

A short but important article (“More students coming to US for high school, but growth slows,” Aug. 9) stated a leveling off in the number of international students coming to the U.S. may be due to students gaining more educational options in their own countries. This reminds me that we can be doing more to support quality education for every child, everywhere.

A staggering 263 million children and youth are out of school globally. In places like South Sudan, a young woman is more likely to die in childbirth than she is to graduate high school.

Fortunately, since 2011, the U.S. government has made increasing annual investments in the Global Partnership for Education, helping drive its success. These investments have enjoyed strong bipartisan support in Congress.

A quality education can radically change the trajectory of a child’s life. Thanks go to Rep. William Lacy Clay for signing on to H.Res. 466 to support the partnership. I urge Reps. Ann Wagner and Blaine Luetkemeyer to join him.

Cynthia Changyit Levin  •  Town and Country

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