Education is a powerful driver of development and is one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty. But for many, it isn't as simple as just going to school. Today, 250 million children don't know how to read even though many have been to school. To prosper in a rapidly changing world, all children need more than basic literacy and numeracy. They need to be creative, critical thinkers and problem-solvers. We are the first generation in human history to try to end extreme poverty. Let's begin in school.