One more such victory and we are lost

The drive for universal primary enrollment is over. The battle has been won.  The war however, is not going so well. As CG friend Lant Pritchett bluntly puts it, “Schooling ain’t Learning”.

By that he means that the enrollment growth hasn’t been anywhere close to matched by increases in the number of students able to do basic math or read. The goal was to get ’em in a school with not nearly enough thought about what happens inside the building once the kids are there.

Which is why I was dismayed to learn that apparently, the message isn’t getting through to the UN, as they seem to still be focussed on schooling goals rather than learning goals, just now kicked up a notch to universal secondary enrollment!

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People, I am not a fan of declaring victory in a war that you have not come close to winning and then opening a second front where you are going to use the same false metric to judge victory.

Hat tip to @justinsandefur. The chart appears in an overall sensible Brookings report that is aware of the gap between schooling and learning

 

2 thoughts on “One more such victory and we are lost

  1. ÇELİKER KALDIRMA VE TAŞIMA SİSTEMLERİ LTD.ŞTİ. 1996 YILINDA TÜRKİYEDE EKSİKLİĞİ DUYULAN MALZEME, KALDIRMA VE TAŞIMA SİSTEMLERİ, ÇELİK HALAT, ZİNCİR VE EKLERİ ALANLARINDA İLKELİ VE KALİTELİ HİZMET ANLAYIŞI İLE KENDİ BRANŞLARINDA TARTIŞMASIZ LİDER KONUMDA OLAN MARKALARIN SATIŞ SORUMLULUĞUNU ÜSTLENMİŞTİR.
    GÜNÜMÜZ YÜKSEK REKABET ORTAMINDA KALİTELİ VE YETKİN KADROSU İLE ÇELİKER MAKİNA, ÇÖZÜM ORTAĞINIZ OLMA YOLUNDA İLERLEMEKTEDİR. yük asansörü

  2. ÇELİKER KALDIRMA VE TAŞIMA SİSTEMLERİ LTD.ŞTİ. 1996 YILINDA TÜRKİYEDE EKSİKLİĞİ DUYULAN MALZEME, KALDIRMA VE TAŞIMA SİSTEMLERİ, ÇELİK HALAT, ZİNCİR VE EKLERİ ALANLARINDA İLKELİ VE KALİTELİ HİZMET ANLAYIŞI İLE KENDİ BRANŞLARINDA TARTIŞMASIZ LİDER KONUMDA OLAN MARKALARIN SATIŞ SORUMLULUĞUNU ÜSTLENMİŞTİR.
    GÜNÜMÜZ YÜKSEK REKABET ORTAMINDA KALİTELİ VE YETKİN KADROSU İLE ÇELİKER MAKİNA, ÇÖZÜM ORTAĞINIZ OLMA YOLUNDA İLERLEMEKTEDİR. full akülü istif makinası

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