May 22, 2014 12:00 AM

U.S. benefits from investment in global education

Children all over Thurston County are eagerly looking forward to the end of the school year in a couple of weeks and the start of summer vacation. It’s a happy time for kids fortunate to live in a developed country where a free public education is often taken for granted. But there are 57 million children worldwide who would love to be going to school this summer, or at any time. They don’t have a school or for other reasons are still denied the basic right to an education.

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