…@eduint (EI) brings together 401 education #unions in 171 countries
Thank you for staying united for quality education and following up on the news of the campaign. In this newsletter, you will find a selection of the blog items from our Unite for Quality Education website. The articles cover some of the most relevant issues related to the activities of EI and its member organisations around the campaign. Stay tuned for more news and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to learn the latest news first!
Did you know that there are only 500 days left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals? Most of the targets will not be reached, among them the second goal: universal primary education for all. In New York, at the United Nations, things are moving fast and member states are getting to the juicy details of the new sustainable development agenda. EI has also been there, pushing for the inclusion of quality education as a stand-alone goal into the post 2015 debate. Read the full story here.
The advocacy and promotion of quality education for all is at the heart of EI's international action. In Washington, DC last week, EI President Susan Hopgood told some 3,000 educators a frightening statistic that had captured her attention in a journey of more than 30,000 miles in less than a month. "An impoverished girl living in a rural village in a low income country has today almost no chance of going to school. In fact, if nothing changes, her great-granddaughter will be the first female in her family to complete lower secondary school." Read the full story here
The importance of quality education is also being highlighted by people outside the policy arena, such as actress Dame Helen Mirren, who paid tribute to her English teacher during her acceptance speech of a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award. "My journey to this place, right here, right now, began with a great teacher," she firstname.lastname@example.org