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Thursday, January 10, 2013

From a Nick Kristof column in today's NYT:

We have, so far, sunk $640 billion into Afghanistan and more than $800 billion into Iraq — all told, according to my calculation, more than $12,000 per American household.

Imagine if those sums had been spent on, say, early childhood education in America. Or on getting more kids through college. Or on global education: About 1 percent of the total sunk in Iraq and Afghanistan, if instead spent annually on schooling around the world, would allow every child worldwide to complete primary school, ending global illiteracy.

1 comment:

  1. yes I know what would happen...the teachers union and teachers would make a heck of a lot more money then they already do...many over $100,000 a year for 9 months of work and the kids would still not learn or be ready for college...we throw more money into our schools...cost per student... among higest in the world and we get the least out of it.