Story Publication logo September 12, 2009

Ghost Schools


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In the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks and the Obama administration's announcement of troop...

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Primary education is compulsory in Pakistan, and the country has a large public school system. But many of these schools are just marginally functional. Corruption is rampant, teachers play hooky, and some schools exist only on paper. The problems are so widespread that the term "ghost school" has become a household phrase.

Jessica Partnow reports from Karachi.

Listen to this report.

Also aired September 17 on KUOW and was featured by New Hampshire Public Radio's Word of Mouth.

This program re-aired on World Vision on Oct 2, 2010.

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