Global education quality in 4 charts – Over the last century countries around the world have made huge progress in the expansion of schooling: While in 1870 there were just a few countries in which the average person had more than 4 years of education, today there are few countries in which the population has less education than that. This expansion continues until today – just in the last two decades the number of out-of-school children almost halved globally. This expansion in schooling has been well documented, and it is undoubtedly a great achievement. But schooling is not the same as learning. So how are global learning outcomes changing over time? What progress have we made on education quality, and what are the challenges going forward? Here are four charts that give us a global perspective. The data comes from a new research paper by Nadir Altinok, Noam Angrist and Harry Patrinos. At the bottom of this post we explain their underlying sources and approach…aaaaaa0000001

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