Over 100 million young women living in developing countries are unable to read a single sentence
GPE (Global Partnership for Education) has helped 10 million girls to go to school. 28 of GPE’s developing country partners have succeeded in getting equal numbers of girls and boys to complete primary school. With a successful replenishment, GPE aims to increase the percentage of girls completing primary school from 74% to 84% by 2018.
In Malaysia, enrollment rates of girls are equal to, or exceed, those of boys at all levels of schooling. 88.1 percent.
Gender equality is rising in schools around the world as countries have been more open to recognizing equal rights in women. The numbers are on a steady incline and by 2030 boys and girls around the world will be close to having equal education.
Schooling for the disabled
In the fall of 2012, there were 67,529,839 students ages 6 to 21 in the United States with disabilities. Of these students ages 6 to 21, 5,693,441 or 8.4 percent received special education.