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65% lower-middle-income countries slashed education budgets after Covid-19 outbreak: World Bank



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Education budgets were cut by 65 percent of low and lower-middle-income countries after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic while only 33 percent of high and upper-middle-income countries did so, according to a report by the World Bank.

UNESCO”s Global Education Monitoring report compilation

The report, compiled in collaboration with UNESCO”s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, said the current levels of government spending in low and lower-middle-income countries fall short of those required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“In order to understand the short-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education budgets, information was collected for a sample

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Governors across U.S. face tough choices as coronavirus takes its toll on state budgets

Runners and cyclists pass a New York City police vehicle in Central Park on Saturday. <span class="copyright">(Frank Franklin II / Associated Press)</span>
Runners and cyclists pass a New York City police vehicle in Central Park on Saturday. (Frank Franklin II / Associated Press)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged the federal government Saturday to put politics aside and focus on providing funding for state governments that face growing deficits prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.

“If Washington does not make up that shortfall, there will be cuts. Do your job and help the American people! No delay, no special interests and no corporate bailouts,” Cuomo said Saturday.

The $3-trillion coronavirus relief bill approved by a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives on

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