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350 million missing from global education figures?

350 million missing from global education figures?

Whenever any report has a "global" subject matter it's never long before there's a massive, global-size statistic, counting people by the millions and billions.

News reports on global problems like to gesture to devastation and deprivation on an epic scale, counting out the suffering in numbers so big that they almost lose meaning.

And maybe they actually do go astray.

Because the annual monitoring report on education from the United Nations education agency, Unesco, makes the point that global figures on access to education could be out by a factor of 350 million.

That's not a minor gap in the headcount. That's the equivalent of the combined populations of the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

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