Don’t forget about those who were not in school before the pandemic

April 13, 2021

School closures during the pandemic have affected hundreds of millions. But the out-of-school crisis stretched way before the virus, and it may last long after it, unless we think differently about school access.

Before the virus, there had been a virtual standstill on out-of-school youth rates for almost a decade, and the world was already due to fall far short of its universal secondary school target by 2030.

Featured photo credit: World Education Blog/UNESCO Institute for Statistics database

Authors World Education Blog
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