The vital role of education to global prosperity

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor, December 5, 2016.

As a new English as a second language teacher of nine- and ten-year-olds in Texas many years ago, I was profoundly aware of the large gap between my students and those in the mainstream classes. So it was heartwarming when one of my former students found me on Facebook recently to share that she had graduated from college with a professional degree. That was a happy day!

There need to be many more such outcomes. But girls—as well as women, men, and boys—too often face obstacles to learning and progress in their lives.

March 6, 2017

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