Earning Degrees in Survival

(Los Angeles Times) Michael Slackman - Iraq was once a nation that prided itself on its schools. Parents from around the Arab world, and beyond, used to send their children to study in Iraqi universities. Today, one in four children does not go to school and those who do receive less than four hours of instruction a day. The result has been generations of uneducated or under-educated children. Literacy has plummeted, especially among women, from 87% in 1985 to 45% in 1995.

2002-11-01 00:00:00

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