BEC's Policy Priorities
Pass the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act of 2017, to strengthen the monitoring, coordination, and effectiveness of USAID's Basic Education programs. UPDATE: WE DID IT! READ ACT PASSED SEPT 8, 2017!
Increase U.S. Support for international basic education assistance.
Increase the U.S. budget for International Affairs- the Function 150 account.
Include early childhood education (ages 0-8) in USAID's next Education Strategy.
Promote gender & girls' education as a main focus of USAID's next Education Strategy.
Strengthen effectiveness and accountability measures for U.S. international basic education programs.
Raise awareness of the need for long-term education programs in regions in conflict and crisis.
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Banner photo: Children at school in El Salvador. By Erick Gibson for Creative Associates International.
Photo of U.S. Capitol by Adam Jeffrey. Other photo credits provided after the link.