Friday, September 03, 2010

Education on the rise world-wide

Some really good news - many more people around the world are getting a better education now than previously. According to a recent report:
"More than 61 percent of individuals 15 or older—just over 3 billion people—finished at least some secondary school during their lifetimes as of 2010. This proportion has risen from 36 percent in 1970 and from 50 percent in 1990."

This is supported by figures for enrolment in primary education from the UN. It seems to me that this is very encouraging trend which has huge and very positive implications. Yet the media seems not to be talking about it. Their focus needs to cover both positive and negative ...

1 comment:

Desert Rose said...

I came across your blog and read some posts on Climate Change.

Please refer to lifestyle changes that are needed to save the planet. Please note that 80% of Global Warming is caused by a meat-eating diet.

Please check out the following links:

(1) --latest updates on Global Warming and much more.

(2)"Devour the Earth" --YouTube video narrated by Sir Paul McCartney about the effects and consequences of a meat-based diet.

Be Veg! Go Green! Save The Planet.