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.
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.
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