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Letter: Please urge our legislators to support the Global Partnership for Education

I am a student at Minnesota State University Moorhead about to graduate with a bachelor's degree in social work. I can't wait to get started on my career.

As a social work major, I want everyone across the world to have the opportunity for an education. It's hard to imagine what life would have been like without school, but that's the case for 263 million kids around the world who won't make it into a classroom this year.

It doesn't have to be this way, and there's something we can do about it. Right now, the Global Partnership for Education is launching a new plan to give millions more kids the education that is their fundamental right. But that plan requires resources. Unfortunately. earlier this year the White House tried to cut funding for global education, but our leaders in Congress are pushing back.

I hope we can count on Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer can help make sure the U.S. shows leadership with GPE by cosponsoring Senate Resolution 286 and House Resolution 466.

Claus lives in Fargo.