World Teachers' Day

Monday Buzz: Celebrating World Teachers’ Day

United Nations organization applauds the teachers of the world. Plus: Can content survive without ads?

Knowledge is power, and today the world is taking time to appreciate those who give it to us. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is celebrating the 16th annual World Teachers’ Day.

Aside from dedicating a day to educators around the world, the organization hopes to use the event to bring attention to the obstacles these professionals face.

“It is recognized that teachers are not only a means to implementing education goals; they are the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge, values, and ethics,” UNESCO says on its site. “However, they continue to face challenges brought about by staff shortages, poor training, and low status.”

According to UNESCO, more than 59 million primary-school-age children are out of school worldwide. The organization hopes to better meet the educational needs of this population by providing incentives for more people to enter the teaching profession.

UNESCO estimates that countries will need an additional 10.9 million teachers by 2020 just to keep up with projected population growth. Throughout the day, UNESCO has been inspiring education appreciation with posts on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media outlets. You can read UNESCO’s most recent report on sustainable education here.

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