The COVID-19 crisis has exposed and exacerbated inequities worldwide, including within education systems, where 1.6 billion students have been affected by the pandemic. The United Nations recently released a policy brief warning that the combination of worldwide economic impacts and school closures could turn the current learning crisis into a “generational catastrophe” (United Nations, 2020). To prevent this crisis from becoming a catastrophe, governments and stakeholders around the world need to ensure all students have access to a quality education, and to do that, education systems must be grounded in the right to education (Barry, 2020).
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