Thanks for putting the Class of 2021 on The Herald’s June 13 front page; they deserve it with the challenges they faced with covid!
Your highlighting of several individuals as positive examples speaks well for the many graduates you listed.
Sadly, far too many of the 1.6 billion students out of school because of the pandemic have not returned, especially in low-income countries. Thankfully, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is working to turn that around. Since 2002, GPE has supported over 160 million more children to be in school receiving a quality education. The GPE’s new five year plan will also put 175 million more children in school for the first time.
A bold American pledge of $1 billion over five years will inspire donors to contribute the other 80 percent of the money needed. If we call our members of Congress (202-224-3121), asking them to support this plan, millions of children will have the opportunity to graduate like our own Snohomish County students, going on to be a healthier, happier, and more productive part of society.