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OP-ED: Liberia’s Bold Experiment Shows Early Success in Delivering Quality, Affordable Education

OP-ED: Liberia’s Bold Experiment Shows Early Success in Delivering Quality, Affordable Education

After years of violence and the crippling impact of Ebola, Liberia’s education system was in crisis. 35 percent of our young women and 21 percent of our young men could not read a single sentence.

Does Liberia Really Have the Most Children Out of School?

Within Liberian circles on social media in recent weeks, a UNICEF report published last year has resurfaced, claiming that Liberia tops the list of countries with the highest proportion of out-of-school children. Are there really more children out of school in Liberia, a peaceful country, than in Afghanistan and South Sudan, both countries that are actively involved in civil conflicts?

PSL Students Gain Extra 30+ Weeks of Learning, But at Significantly Higher Cost

As the controversial Partnership Schools for Liberia initiative enters its second year, a report conducted by the Center for Global Development has revealed that the program is costly to run, although it significantly raised students’ learning in its first year, compared with standard public schools.

OP-ED: There’s an Education Revolution Taking Place in Liberia. How Can We Make Sure it Benefits Everyone?

Cooper writes this as her first sentence in her biography of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was born in 1938. She writes this to help readers outside the country understand how extraordinary it is that a Liberian woman became part of the governing inner circle. She had a successful career in the world of international finance, and then was sworn in as president of a country emerging from a civil war.

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