Staying the Course: Tools You Need to Hold the World Bank Accountable on Education
John Fawcett, Legislative Director
September 12, 2012
In the 2010 the World Bank pledged a $750 million increase to basic education. Through a mathematical sleight of hand, they’ve transformed that pledged increase into a meaningless promise where education funding could actually fall sharply – and they’d still claim success.
We don’t think that’s acceptable, and we need your help to hold the World Bank accountable. Here are the tools you need:
Webinar: Listen to Tony Baker, RESULTS’ Education for All Campaign Manager, explore what the World Bank pledged and what you can do to set the record straight so that children across the world can have a quality education. You can also check out the powerpoint slides from the webinar.
Letter to the Editor Action Sheet: Tell you community about this issue by writing a letter to the editor of your local paper. Check out our Action Sheet for tips and background on how to write and publish an LTE.
Editorial Packet: Find out how to approach editorial writers at your local paper. This packet includes ideas for hooks and all the information that the writer would need.
Laser Talk: Want to pitch your editorial board or ask a community leader to co-author a letter or op-ed with you? This speaking exercise will get you started.
Training Call: Listen to this September training call full of tips on how to create a compelling media piece using relevant hooks and clarifying information.
Staying the Course? The World Bank's 2010 Pledge to Basic Education (pdf): This report is an in-depth look at what the World Bank pledged and what has actually happened. Curious about the math behind the pledge? Then this report is for you!