The World Bank puts the spotlight on education with flagship report

By Milagros Lechleiter, Global Education Associate
October 06, 2017

Every year since 1978, the World Bank chooses a theme to conduct in-depth research as part of their “World Development Report” (WDR) series. For the 2018 edition – and for the first time in 40 years – the World Bank chose education as the exclusive theme of the WDR. The 2018 WDR explores the current state of learning and identifies a global learning crisis. The WDR team recognizes three broad main issues around the learning crisis: systemic inefficiencies, misalignment and incoherency with public policy goals, and inequality in school participation. In response to the WDR, RESULTS Educational Fund highlights the need for improved education financing solutions through civil society and national partnerships. One opportunity to do so, is by fully supporting the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) at its upcoming financing conference. 

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Deliver Congress a recess message: NO cuts to basic health and nutrition assistance for tax breaks

By Meredith Dodson, Director of US Poverty Campaigns
October 06, 2017

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a budget resolution that cuts core anti-poverty programs – SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Medicaid, and the EITC for working families – while fast-tracking massive tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations. Congressional leaders want to pass a final budget by the end of the month. With the Senate on recess next week and the House the week after, we need to tell them loud and clear that voters oppose cutting basic assistance to pay for tax cuts for the rich.

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House Vote Tomorrow on Large Cuts to Basic Assistance—Call Congress NOW

By Jos G. Linn, Grassroots Manager for U.S. Poverty Campaigns
October 04, 2017

Tomorrow in Washington, the House of Representatives will vote on their proposed FY 2018 budget resolution. In this proposal, the House wants to enact huge tax cuts that benefit the wealthy and big corporations and cut basic assistance like SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Medicaid, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), to pay for these tax breaks for the wealthy, including “reconciliation instructions” that would fast track cuts to these programs.

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Access to a quality education is the best way to disrupt the cycle of poverty. My story is proof.

By Rachel Azalenko-Akouete, RESULTS Real Change Fellow
October 03, 2017

Rachel Azalenko-Akouete shares the story of how her parents' view of education shaped her life. As a Real Change fellow, Rachel argues that fully funding the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) during its 3rd replenishment is a critical step to ensure all children have access to quality education. 

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