Our Children Need to Learn More and Better

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During the last ten years Bolivar and Cartagena made great efforts for education. The results showed an increase in coverage, but they were indebted with quality and equity. Between 1994 and 2003 the number of enrolled students doubled. Once the crisis passed, dropout and repetition rates decreased in pre and primary education. Teacher training improved; more than half are professionals and 10% has a master’s degree.

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This post is also available in: SpanishSince 1994, Antioquia and Medellin have made valuable fforts to cover and improve quaility education. Between that year and 2002 the number of enrolled students increased by 2% per year and the major efforts were towareds preschool, secondary and middle education. Moreover, almost all…