The Silent Epidemic

by Thomas Gift - December 07, 2009

Recent efforts to combat low school enrollment in the developing world—such as President Obama's pledge to establish a $2-billion Global Fund for Education and the 2002 creation of the World Bank's Fast Track Initiative—are flush with good intentions. Yet, to effectively supply the funding, guidance, and logistical support to achieve education for everyone, policymakers must focus their efforts more intensely on tapping the unrealized potential of females and rural inhabitants.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 07, 2009 ID Number: 15864, Date Accessed: 1/22/2021 11:28:28 PM

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