Australia: Rich countries are also failing to ensure that the marginalized can learn

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“The challenges Aboriginal people face are still there today and we need to recognize these,” he told us.  These challenges result in the children often being on the back foot in school. “My first school was 98% Aboriginal and I had to speak Aboriginal English to give instructions to children because they didn’t quite understand. They hear the spoken language but they’re three steps behind before they start. They’re playing catch up from day one. I’d say you’d be lucky if 50% of your Aboriginal children had been to preschool.”

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