August 17, 2010

Haiti hopes rebuilding efforts will create a new education system

Of the 800 children born each day in Haiti, only 567 are fortunate enough to eventually attend school. One of three finishes sixth grade, and just seven of that original 800 ever see the inside of a university. Those numbers reflect the situation before the Jan. 12 earthquake wiped out or damaged 1,300 schools. As leaders prepare to shape this quake-battered nation's rebuilding effort, proponents of education want to seize the moment to fix a broken education system.

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