This summer and early fall, a wave of devastating violence sent hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Burma, filling the news with brutal stories of a people under fire. Here’s a primer on the crisis.
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I have been haunted for weeks by a photo of a Rohingya woman mourning her dead baby on the shores of Bangladesh. This photo appeared in The Huffington Post in late September, and I’ve seen dozens of similarly disturbing images on the Internet every day. This mother and child were among the more than half a …Read More
The World Bank recently released the first-ever World Development Report devoted entirely to education, “Learning to Realize Education’s Promise.” It explains why countries across the globe have succeeded at rapidly increasing the number of children in school, but have not achieved the same level of success when it comes to helping those children learn. Because …Read More
“Thoughts and prayers.” It’s the all-too-familiar phrase uttered when tragedy strikes. We hear it from our leaders, we see it on social media feeds from friends, and we offer it ourselves.