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Despite tremendous progress in getting children into the classroom, we are experiencing a global learning crisis, where a large share of children complete primary school lacking even basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skillsWhat explains this phenomenon?

To answer this question, consider the following examples of classrooms that are unlikely to put students on a path to success. In Kabul, Afghanistan, a teacher begins his lesson by reading out the learning objective. He then asks one student after another to read the…

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