On April 14, 2011, EDC President and CEO Luther Luedtke testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. His testimony, delivered in his role as vice chairman of the Basic Education Coalition, emphasized the importance and value of development and foreign aid for ensuring access to basic education around the world. Luedtke's statement addressed three main issues: (1) education as a long-term solution to U.S. security and economic challenges; (2) the real cost efficiencies of basic education programs, particularly for women and girls; and (3) how and why we must improve education quality.
EDC is a member of the Basic Education Coalition, a group of 19 humanitarian and development institutions dedicated to ensuring that the world’s children receive a quality basic education.
See the full statement here.