I should say that notwithstanding my considerable skepticism that improved education in the developing world is the key to fighting terrorism, it still really is a very good thing to do. I caught a bit of Gene Sperling talking about the Global Campaign for Education before ducking out on the grounds that I attended a Sperling/GCE panel at YearlyKos so I didn’t need to hear it again. But you the reader may need to read about it again.
So in short here are some good reasons to think this could be very useful. The legislation in the United States is aimed at getting us to contribute $3 billion to meeting the UN Millennium Goals in education, and there’s a lot of bang for the buck to be found here since in a lot of cases you’re starting from close to zero.