ARTICLE: GUEST OPINION: War, terrorism, politics and ‘Three Cups of Tea’, pressdemocrat.com, 02 January 2010.
This is a nice op-ed on Greg Mortenson’s efforts to educate girls in the Middle East. An entire lifetimes education for a girl can be had for only $350. Contrast that to the cost of education we are used to when a few text books can cost that much.
The thiking is that by educating girls, when they have children they will discourage them from become radicalized and will encourage them to get an education as well. Education is the key to improving te human ituation around the world. What I find interesting is that, as Mortenson says, the military gets this, it is the State Department that doesn’t seem to get it.
Read more about this in Mortenson’s book Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time and his just released book Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan.