In this area of the world, young children, mostly girls, are not given chance to get school education. There are traditions in the area that stipulate that boys perform better than girls in school, and that when girl gets married, she leaves a gap in her parents' family but will go to work for the family of her husband. This makes many parents not send girls to school bearing in mind that they cannot spend on someone who will leave them soon. Moreover, other parents pretend they are so poor that they cannot afford school fees, yet they spend their time and money seeping on alcohol in the village. This issue is being addressed at local level, though it is appalling. Both parents and children need to be educated on the role of educating children. I think there is need for educating children, for such education is a long term and sustainable investment that will certainly benefit the individual, their community and the nation.
Jul 21, 2018
Greetings, fellow Ambassadors, As we know, the July 2018 topic for the Roundtable Discussion is Education Funding. I recently came across this extremely informative resource about education funding. The resource explores how funding has changed over time, and provides statistical data in understanding the changes made over the local, state, and federal level in the USA. Article: http://apps.urban.org/features/education-funding-trends/ As mentioned on their website, the data they they collected "measured the progressivity of school funding as the ratio of two weighted averages of each district’s per-student revenue: (1) weights are the number of poor students; and (2) weights are the number of nonpoor students. For example, an estimate of 1.1 would imply that, on average, poor students attend districts that receive 10 percent more in per-student funding than the districts nonpoor students attend. " (source: http://apps.urban.org/features/education-funding-trends/) What do you all feel about this article and the information put forward by them? Ambassadors belonging to other nationalities, how does education funding work in your country? Could you please share your insights, or any other resources or articles you find valuable? Thank you so much for all your inputs!