By Nita Bhalla
From the article:
Experts say education is key to ending child labor and slavery, but budgets for education across most of the world are too meager to keep children in school, especially when poverty prevails and families need to send their children to work.
Research from the Education Commission, a global organization, says developing countries should increase expenditure on education to nearly 6 percent of their Gross Domestic Product by 2030.
It also shows that by 2030 there will be 1.6 billion young people globally, yet on current trends, half of them – 800 million – will not receive a secondary level education.
This could be a “crisis in the making”, both for the child who misses out and for the global economy, say experts.