We recently finished a month filled with graduations. Families have joyfully celebrated their graduates of middle school, high school or college. Every family wants to celebrate their children’s success in finishing their schooling, knowing education is the key to their future. But not every family can do so.
Around the world millions of children do not have the opportunity to attend primary school, let alone high school or college. And if they do go to school, they often receive a substandard education.
That is why the U.S. must continue to support the Global Partnership for Education. This partnership of international donors, representatives from the private sector and community groups helps a lower-income country create and execute a national education plan. The GPE also provides financing which bridges critical educational funding gaps in these countries.
The current White House budget proposal would cut U.S. support for the fight against global poverty, including programs like GPE. Please encourage Congress and the current administration to continue our longtime and strong U.S. investment in the Global Partnership for Education by making a significant pledge at the upcoming GPE pledging conference.
Education is a bipartisan issue. Every child, everywhere in the world deserves an opportunity to attend a good school.