Education for all vs. learning

    The global community has been successful getting children to school. But it has not focused enough on what children are learning, according to Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children USA. Data show millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa will graduate from primary school unable to read, write and perform basic math.

    So what can the aid community do better? We asked Miles on the sidelines of the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative.

    Lars Schwetje contributed reporting from New York.

    Check out the rest of our interview with Carolyn Miles, as well as our conversations with other global development luminaries who attended this year’s Clinton Global Initiative.

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    • Rolf Rosenkranz

      Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.