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Syrian Education in Crisis

The words “back to school” evoke a familiar image for those of living in the west. Students flip through summer reading lists in their heads, making sure they’ve at least skimmed some of the books. Parents let out a sigh of relief as the phone calls consisting of “Mom, I’m so bored” will come to a stop. Television commercials fill our screens peppy children, all buying the latest clothes and school supplies.

In many parts of the world, school has become this unavoidable task for children. Is it fair to continue to think this way? The phrase “back to school” extends far beyond the realms of commercials with dancing teenagers who slam lockers shut while wearing sparkly new backpacks. “Back to School” is a luxury; an opportunity not all of us have.

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