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Schools Combat Terrorism

July 14, 2008 1 min read

Quote of the day from Nicholas Krisof’s opinion piece in yesterday’s New York Times, which touts the efforts of Greg Mortenson and his book, “Three Cups of Tea,” about building schools in Pakistan:

“I am convinced that the long-term solution to terrorism in general, and Afghanistan specifically, is education,” Lt. Col. Christopher Kolenda, who works on the Afghan front lines, said in an e-mail in which he raved about Mr. Mortenson’s work. “The conflict here will not be won with bombs but with books. ... The thirst for education here is palpable.”

A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.

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