Very upsetting statistics. To see them all in one place is really powerful to think about the overall effect of Katrina on New Orleans.
Awesome descriptions that are easily accessible and understandable!
A nice summary from the New York Times of the very complete series on Louisiana Prisons by the Times Picayune. I used this easier to understand and shorter version for my high school students.
powerful realities for developing countries:
- A girl with an extra year of primary school education can earn 20 percent more as an adult. (World Bank)
- For every year of school completed, individual earnings increase by 10 percent. (USAID)
- Girls with 8 years of education are 4 times less likely to be married as children. (National Academies Press)
- Educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school. (UNICEF)
- A child born to a literate mother is 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5. (UNESCO)
can’t wait to teach a lesson about it this week on the 50th anniversary!
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