Reichert, Lowey Introduce Resolution to Promote Access to Education Across the Globe

Jul 21, 2017 Issues: Education

Washington, D.C. – This week, Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Nita Lowey (D-NY) introduced a bipartisan resolution reinforcing America’s commitment to promoting access to quality education to the world’s most at-need children and youth across the globe.

The resolution calls on the U.S. government to continue working with our global partners to increase the number of children who complete primary and secondary school, help train more teachers in the most disadvantaged communities, and improve access to textbooks and safe learning environments. To read the resolution, click HERE.

“A child’s education, health, and economic outcomes are directly linked,” said Rep. Reichert. “While many of our children and grandchildren are enjoying summer break right now, 263 million kids around the world never even made it to school this year. We have an opportunity to transform the lives of young people by improving access to and the quality of education across the globe. Not only is this the right thing to do, but it will reduce global poverty, and make the world a safer, more stable place.”

“No country has reached sustained economic growth without achieving near-universal primary education,” said Rep. Lowey. “I believe that education is not only a moral imperative, it’s a global security issue. If we want to make sustained progress on international development and make the world a more stable place, we must prioritize international basic education, especially for girls and young women.”