Let's Care for the Future by Investing in Global Education
Huffington Post - almost 3 years
Sixty dollars for public transportation a month. Six hundred dollars for textbooks a semester. Six thousand dollars for tuition a year. These curated figures, modest approximations relative to national projections, illustrate some of the costs associated with public higher education in the United States.
As a commuter college student at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), these numbers are all too familiar. However, I know that these numbers are not solely monetary units; they are investments in me and my future.
Tragically, not all of my generation and younger have this privilege. In fact, 58 million children around the world are unable to benefit from such investments in their development through education, while hundreds of millions more in school are failing to meet basic literacy, math, and skills proficiency. Conflict, gender inequality, and lack of adequate resources are among the barriers to schooling, self-realization, and success.
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