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The Madrasa Myth

By Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, C. Christine Fair, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja writing for the Foreign Policy
Posted June 2009
And how private schooling can save Pakistan’s next generation.

On May 3, the New York Times published a lengthy description of Pakistan’s education system. The article, like so many before it, rehearsed a well-known narrative in which government schools are failing while madrasas are multiplying, providing a modicum of education for Pakistan’s poorest children. Continue reading


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