Slate: To Educate Children, We Have To Teach Their Parents
To Educate Children, We Have To Teach Their Parents
We can improve education in poor countries by showing parents the importance of schooling.
By Bjørn Lomborg
Posted Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 2:06 PM ET
Over the past 50 years, remarkable progress has been made ensuring that children receive basic education. More than 60 percent of adults in low-income countries can read and write, whereas in 1962, just one-third were literate. Today, nearly nine in 10 children around the world complete primary school.