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|NUMBER 248||THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS||SEPTEMBER 2006|
|Monitoring UNESCO Reforms|
Stated in UNESCO's Information tools for the preparation and monitoring of education plans (2003): "The [UNESCO] Framework for Action on Education for All [EFA], adopted in 2000 during the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal, has defined six goals for the international community to achieve by 2015." All governments that "committed to regularly monitor the progress made in pursuit of the Dakar Goals" are to "develop or strengthen existing national action plans by 2002."
(Recall that on Jan. 8, 2002 President George W. Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act. In 2005, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings said NCLB and EFA were "complementary.")
The publication provides methods and tools, including a computer program package, to help set up an EMIS and prepare, implement and monitor "national action plans for Education for All."
An EMIS can be more accurately described as a foundation for a Big Brother database. Recognized in Information tools is the fact that advances in information network management and database management makes it "possible to use a centralized computer in a decentralized organization" to "group together all regional databases."