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The number of children out of school is growing: What happened?

Since 1990, the global community has remained committed to providing primary education to all children. At least in writing. Despite significant gains over the past 25 years, a new UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) report released this week indicates that the number of children and young people out of school is increasing.

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The Real World: Developing countries

“This is the true story… of eight development goals… picked to improve people’s lives…work together and have their indicators measured… to find out what happens… when people stop being polite… and start getting real…The Real World.”

The Real World, MTV’s longest-running series, has 30 seasons and 570+ episodes. Starting in 1992, each season picks seven or eight people in their mid-20s to live together, usually in a major U.S city. Their lives are filmed, documented, edited and packaged into 52-minute episodes (excluding ads). It used to be celebrated for tackling taboo issues of the 90s such as sexuality and racism. It was a cultural phenomenon – groundbreaking in its format, style and substance. Continue reading The Real World: Developing countries