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Schooling-Education Gap

Schooling does NOT equal Education -- ever hear of "credentialed" but "uneducated"? That's how you get high school graduates in the US who can't read! --

The Gap Between Schooling and Education: (NY Times) - "The world has made dramatic gains in getting children — even very, very poor children — into school. But are they learning? The discomfiting conclusion from Lant Pritchett, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School, is, in many cases, no. . . . “Good governments do schooling, but nearly all bad governments do it, too,” Mr. Pritchett writes. But that does not mean that all that schooling has translated into much education, he says. For instance, in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India, less than half of surveyed children in fifth grade could read a story intended for second graders. About one in six students in fifth grade recognized letters but could not read words. What can schools and countries do to make sure students are learning while they are in school? What are the consequences of this schooling-education gap? . . . "(read more at link above)

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