On Sept. 26, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched Education First, a five-year initiative designed to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goal on education and “lay the groundwork for a bold vision for education post-2015.” Ritu Sharma applauds the action but hopes that— similar to universal access to education — learning draws enough attention. The co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide tells Devex that while millions of children may be going to school they may be learning nothing.

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