‘Partnering to tackle the global education crisis’: Lisa Belzberg writes for HuffPo
Advisory Board Member Lisa Belzberg has written an article for the Huffington Post on the significant impact the private sector can have on global education, arguing that business leaders must work with governments and civil society to guarantee an education for the 61 million children who are denied this basic human right.
Citing the example of her own organization PENCIL in bringing together government, businesses, and the public in order to increase achievement in New York public schools, Belzberg writes that “school systems require true partnerships and investments from the entire community in order to truly flourish”. Whilst this aspiration is being recognised in developed nations, more can be done to introduce such partnerships in developing nations where 61 million children do not receive primary education and nearly 250 million receive sub-standard schooling.
Praising the approach of the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Ed), Belzberg writes that the forthcoming First Global Education and Technology Forum in San Francisco[hyperlink], co-hosted by GBC-Ed, Dick Costolo of Twitter and Laurene Powell Jobs of Emerson Collective, will form a model of public-private engagement that, if matched, could have “unprecedented… potential” in guaranteeing education as a basic right.
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