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Education & Youth

Education & Youth

The Open Society Foundations are committed to empowering young people by supporting efforts to increase access to quality education. From early childhood to higher education, we work to ensure young people from different backgrounds have equal access to education and to promote critical thinking, respect for diverse opinions, and free and open intellectual inquiry.

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In Drug Policy Debates, Youth Are Often Seen but Not Heard

April 15, 2016 by Sarah Merrigan 2

Though young people are frequently invoked in conversations about drug policy, rarely are they asked to offer their own opinions. At UNGASS, that needs to change.

Students in Puerto Rico Defend Their Right to Affordable Education

April 7, 2016 by Karina Claudio Betancourt 3

As funding for education is slashed, students and professors in Puerto Rico are emerging as the frontline critics of austerity.

Poland Is Pioneering the World’s First National Open Textbook Program

March 10, 2016 by Melissa Hagemann, Piroska Hugyecz 9

The country is revolutionizing its education system with free online textbooks that can be adapted, translated, and altered by teachers and students.