The Global Partnership for Education is a multilateral organization that has
been proven effective. In the last 10 years it has put an additional 22 million
children into school. Not only that but it provides training for teachers
(making them more effective). The Global Partnership for Education focuses on
the most marginalized children, those in rural areas and in conflict areas.
This is crucial so we don't increase inequality (leading to an increase in
slavery & the sex trade). There are many advantages to Americans for
spending more toward education: less spread of communicable diseases (TB coming
from the developed world threatens our safety too), increase growth (the
developed world currently accounts for 50% of our exports, increased security
(low education correlates to religious extremism and primary education increases
the likelihood of democracy), etc. But to me the most important reason we
should invest in global education is that it helps children to reach their
potential and to lift themselves out of poverty! World-wide, 38% of children
primary school age (5-12) cannot read a simple sentence or do basic math! We
can change this! We need to do our part. Denmark and the Netherlands donate 10
times the amount we do toward global education.
I don't know about concentrate only on us... just a little isolationist for
me.But I have a hard time with the other extreme (globalism) also.
The "Global" partnership for anything just sounds like a boondoggle
that's bound to get abused.I mean how do we know that money
won't be used to fund schools that teach kids to hate Israel and America
and to blow themselves up if they can take out an infidel? There's a lot
of that still going on in some of the countries this funding would go to.So I'm not sure I support just giving millions to the Globalists
either. Maybe if we could control which schools get the money.... But just
giving it blindly to some global alliance... just sounds like a recipe for
I'd rather spend that money on Utah's completely underfunded education
system rather than give it away to the Middle East. We've already given
away so much money and so many American lives over there anyway. It's time
to concentrate on us for a change.