I just noticed that Gordon Brown today called for "worldwide free education". Read it HERE.
All well and good, but the World Bank, when it assesses a country in debt crisis, imposes as part of Structural Adjustment Plans (SAPs), cuts in spending on schools, an end to free education and healthcare and many other harsh impositions. The aim of these SAP's is to ensure that these countries are able to free up capital. However, the effect is to keep their population ill, lower the average age and ensure the population grows up more uneducated.
So Gordon Brown, kind words need to be matched by deeds. Tackle the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to do what you propose.