Middle East

October 21, 2008

Iraq's unschooled children evidence of devastation's depth

At age 14, Ahmad Razaq has worked more jobs than he can count. He's painted houses, cleaned office buildings and supervised a janitorial crew. Lately he spends his days washing cars for a few dollars a week outside a dingy hotel in Baghdad. He's never set foot inside a classroom. He's only heard about school from friends. He can't read or write, and he figures he never will.

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