This week, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrates Education Week. As Secretary Clinton has said, "...talent is universally distributed, but opportunity is not." Education levels the playing field and helps to distribute opportunity more equally; it identifies and burnishes the talent that will help meet the world's challenges.
Today, on International Literacy Day, we applaud the women in Afghanistan learning to read, the street children in Zimbabwe finding their voices in the classroom, the students in Liberia pursuing night school after a long day's work -- and everyone around the world who dedicates themselves, through learning or teaching, to reaching their full potential.
You can read more about USAID's Education Week activities here.