Yes they can : connect the goals with rights
Since the turn of the millennium global access to schooling has expanded substantially: an additional 20% of primary school-age children have enrolled in school in Africa and an extra 10% in South and West Asia. This is a tremendous turnaround, with a six-fold greater expansion during this decade than happened in the 1990s. Notwithstanding that progress, much remains to be done in order to achieve the 2015 aspirations set by the two MDG goals which focus on education.
Colclough, C.; Unterhalter, E. Yes they can : connect the goals with rights. Right To Education Project, (2010)