There are about 650,000 school-aged Syrian refugee children in Turkey.
Government officials estimate only about one-third of them are going to school.
Educating the refugee children is an enormous task. One U.S. official says that a huge school system like the one in New York City would be overwhelmed.
Human Rights Watch says that if the students do not receive a quality education, they would be in danger of being exploited in dangerous and low-paying jobs in the future.
The United States says it is working with the United Nations to help bridge the education gap for refugee children.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the children in Turkey need to start school soon. Without school, the effects will be negative and long-lasting. It would be the same as if the three largest public school systems in the U.S. – New York, Chicago and Los Angeles – closed.
The United States provided Turkey with aid for education earlier. In December, it offered an additional $24 million.
Human Rights Watch says a quality education will ensure a more stable future for these children.
The organization says about 90 percent of children in refugee camps run by the Turkish government attend school. But most of the children living outside of those camps are not receiving education.
UNICEF says the goal is to get twice as many Syrian children into school in Turkey by June 2016.
The Syrian American Council says it is important to focus on school-aged children today. They will be the future leaders of Syria if they return home after the war.
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1.Human Rights Watch says that if the students do not receive a quality education, they would be in danger of being exploited in dangerous and low-paying jobs in the future.
in danger of处于…危险之中
He was in danger of making a real cock-up of this.
2.The Syrian American Council says it is important to focus on school-aged children today.
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Their talks are expected to focus on arms control.
美国国务卿约翰·克里表示，土耳其儿童需要尽快去上学。没有学校的影响是负面而长远的 。其影响相当于美国三个最大的学校系统关闭——纽约，芝加哥和洛杉矶 。