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First thing this week, the House passed legislation that can make an incredible difference in the lives of girls and boys around the world. And we’re not waiting to raise our voices for the 263 million children and youth who aren’t in school: we need to make sure the Senate acts next.
The Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act, H.R. 601, introduced by Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Dave Reichert (R-WA). (The READ Act is the new name for the reintroduced Education for All Act, which passed in House last year with your support, but was blocked in the Senate.) While the U.S. has long been a leader in supporting developing countries as they work to educate their children, this bipartisan legislation will strengthen the effectiveness, impact, and accountability of this work, helping to ensure that children and youth have access to a quality education, regardless of where they were born. ...
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