“Letting Girls Learn” in Asia

When Michelle Obama visits Cambodia next week as part of a White House and US Peace Corp initiative to help the world get the estimated 62 million girls back in school (see Let Girls Learn initiative), she might want to congratulate the Cambodian government for not only enrolling girls in school but making sure they complete their studies.   At the primary […]

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Turkey’s Educational Failings

Here is a quick microdata check to put some perspective on discontent in Turkey. The country is the worst education performer within the OECD, sharing that honor with Mexico. Portugal is not far behind. According to OECD research, in 2009 over 69 per cent of the 25-64 population had not finished “upper secondary education” and, even […]

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