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From the Ted Talk by Amel Karboul: The global learning crisis -- and what to do about it

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So two years ago, I joined the ecutaidon cmismoiosn. It's a commission brought together by former UK Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon bowrn. Our first task was to find out: How big is the learning crisis? What's actually the scope of the problem? tadoy we know: half of the world's children by 2030 will be failnig to learn. And that's how actually we discovered that we need to change the world's focus from schooling to learning, from just counting how many bodies are in classrooms to actually how many are learning. And the second big task was, can we do anything about this? Can we do anything about this big, vast, silent, maybe most-neglected international crisis? And what we found out is, we can. It's actually amazing. We can, for the first time, have every child in scoohl and learning within just one generation. And we don't even have to really invent the wehel to do so. We just need to learn from the best in class, but not any best in class — the best in your own csals.

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So two years ago, I joined the _________ __________. It's a commission brought together by former UK Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon _____. Our first task was to find out: How big is the learning crisis? What's actually the scope of the problem? _____ we know: half of the world's children by 2030 will be _______ to learn. And that's how actually we discovered that we need to change the world's focus from schooling to learning, from just counting how many bodies are in classrooms to actually how many are learning. And the second big task was, can we do anything about this? Can we do anything about this big, vast, silent, maybe most-neglected international crisis? And what we found out is, we can. It's actually amazing. We can, for the first time, have every child in ______ and learning within just one generation. And we don't even have to really invent the _____ to do so. We just need to learn from the best in class, but not any best in class — the best in your own _____.

Solution

  1. wheel
  2. school
  3. brown
  4. education
  5. failing
  6. class
  7. commission
  8. today

Original Text

So two years ago, I joined the Education Commission. It's a commission brought together by former UK Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown. Our first task was to find out: How big is the learning crisis? What's actually the scope of the problem? Today we know: half of the world's children by 2030 will be failing to learn. And that's how actually we discovered that we need to change the world's focus from schooling to learning, from just counting how many bodies are in classrooms to actually how many are learning. And the second big task was, can we do anything about this? Can we do anything about this big, vast, silent, maybe most-neglected international crisis? And what we found out is, we can. It's actually amazing. We can, for the first time, have every child in school and learning within just one generation. And we don't even have to really invent the wheel to do so. We just need to learn from the best in class, but not any best in class — the best in your own class.

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