Are Our Children Learning?

July 13, 2006

Education for all is a popular cause. So popular, indeed, that every decade or two, governments and donor agencies promise to put all the world's children in primary school by some date, normally ten or 15 years hence. In 1990 they set a deadline of 2000. In 2000 they set one of 2015. All that is required, the donors say, is money and will.