Gender Gap Still Plagues Education Around The Globe
The United Nations says 63 million girls currently aren't in school, and it's a number that is expected to rise.By Melissa Prax | March 5, 2016
A lot of kids around the globe don't get the chance to learn to read or write, but twice as many girls don't compared to boys. That's about 16 million primary school-aged girls compared to 8 million boys.
Overall, more than 63 million girls aren't in school — a number the United Nations says is increasing despite pledges to stop gender education gaps.
And of the girls who are in school, more than 5 million will drop out, though the U.N. says some might pursue education later on.