Gordon Brown has described funding education in the world’s poorest countries as “the civil rights struggle of our generation.”

Almost half of the world’s children face the prospect of growing up without proper schooling unless there is a transformation in education funding, the former Labour prime minister said.

Brown, who heads the international commission on financing global education opportunity, said the shortage of schooling represented a ticking time bomb that could trigger new protest movements among a generation frustrated by a lack of life chances.

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