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Atlantic Article on Private Schools

Certainly these kids' moms do. Their mothers earn an average of $2/day selling their bodies in the red-light district of Calcutta; and they all sacrifice some combination of improved food, clothing, and shelter if necessary to scrape up a dime a day per child for a minimal primary education. The government schools there are a recognized failure, with no-show teachers, so a thriving private-schooling industry is springing up, often just one teacher in her house with her own child for an assistant, making her own $2/day from the 20 dimes.

© Roy Brander, P.Eng 2008