November 2019: The Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with Bruchou, Fernandez Madero & Lombardi; Machado Meyer Advogados; Morales, Besa y Cia Ltda; Hogan Lovells; and Dechert LLP have published a multi-jurisdictional research guide to identify best practices to guarantee equal education for students attending rural schools in Argentina.
According to the United Nations, children from the poorest households are four times more likely to be out of school than those of the richest households with disparities between rural and urban areas also remaining high. Achieving inclusive and quality education for all reaffirms the belief that access to quality education is a human right and one of the most powerful agents for sustainable development. As set out in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, governments worldwide have agreed that all children should have free, equitable and quality education by 2030, a key to unlock many other SDGs.
This publication answers key questions around legislation and regulations, governmental authorities, budgets and access to education in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Mexico and Uruguay. The guide also highlights best practices that could be applied to rural education initiatives in Argentina.