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A Taliban Education Plan

Taliban officials recently announced they planned to open new schools in war-torn areas of Afghanistan in an effort to promote the Islamic fundamentalist group’s kindler, gentler side, according to a recent Time Magazine article. But the story also reveals that in areas where the Taliban has been driven out, millions of students have already enrolled in schools, including millions of girls who were previously discouraged from seeking education. This Education Week story sheds additional light on the situation in Afghanistan and lays out the dangers that teachers and students face just to get an education.

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