Education is a right, not a privilege. RESULTS supports programs and policies that not only get children in school, but ensure they learn once they reach the classroom.
The Right to Education Index (RTEI) is a global accountability initiative that aims to ensure that all people, no matter where they live, enjoy their right to a quality education. RTEI is a global index built out of the international right to education framework to monitor national progress towards its fulfillment.
According to press reports, the White House is preparing to exploit a budget trick that would cancel funding for the fight against global poverty. This roundabout move would jeopardize $2-4 billion in aid that Congress has already approved and has been signed into law.
Across the country, children of all ages are settling into a new school year, but there are millions of kids around the world who don’t have the same chance. Right now, there are 263 million children and youth who are out of school globally.
With its first federal budget proposal, the White House has taken aim at families struggling to put food on the table, kids around the world seeking an education, and millions more people facing poverty. Proposing massive funding cuts to effective anti-poverty programs, the budget jeopardizes the futures of people across the country and around the world. Now Congress takes up the process.
As the White House takes aim at funding for global education, a staggering 263 million children and youth are out of school globally. In places like South Sudan, a young woman is more likely to die in childbirth than she is to graduate high school.
By proposing draconian cuts to funding for global development programs through the State Department and USAID, this proposal threatens the futures of millions of people living in poverty all around the world.