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Trying to make the grade

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2024
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As of 2015, about one-third of all 15-year-old students in Latin America lacked rudimentary literacy and math skills, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Those students may have been enrolled in school, but they were not getting an education. “They’re essentially condemned to a life of unskilled jobs,” says MIT professor of political science Ben Ross Schneider, who calls those cases “a quiet, ongoing tragedy in the region.” This seems like an obvious area for civic improvement, since more education is strongly associated with better economic outcomes....

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