The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity has done something remarkable: they’ve got people talking about the future of the human race.
In this striking report, The Learning Generation, the Education Commission dissects the state of education investing today. We’re investing much too little much too late, and so unevenly that we’re on track to leave billions of children on the wrong side of a species-threatening wealth and opportunity gap.
Our shortsightedness is throwing the next generation under a big yellow bus. If we stay on this track, only 1 in 10 young people in low-income countries will be on track to high school success by 2030. Meanwhile, the world of work — where our kids will take the education we give them — will be transformed by a sensor-based internet of things and artificial intelligence. Half of today’s jobs will be automated by 2050. HALF.