Good news from Iraq—in the New York Times:
Enrollment in Iraqi schools has risen every year since the American invasion, according to Iraqi government figures, reversing more than a decade of declines and offering evidence of increased prosperity for some Iraqis.
That’s nice. But we hit a roadblock in the second paragraph:
Despite the violence that has plagued Iraq since the American occupation began three years ago, its schools have been quietly filling. The number of children enrolled in schools nationwide rose by 7.4 percent from 2002 to 2005, and in middle schools and high schools by 27 percent in that time, according to figures from the Ministry of Education.
Iraq prior to 2003 was so peaceful that CNN’s Baghdad bureau rarely reported any violence at all.
UPDATE. In other education news, take the Australian Educator’s geography quiz.
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