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Today in History: Children Receive First Polio Vaccine 

I recall my mother saying that the only thing she ever regretted being unable to do was ride a bike, a simple pleasure I well know in life -- and one that I take advantage of in commuting. Shortly after I was born, the doctors fused her kneecap, for muscles were deteriorating to a bad …

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Today in History: Kennedy Establishes the Peace Corps 

If you explore the Peace Corps website, and search for library or librarian among its "Stories", you will certainly find work being done to advance literacy and improve education throughout the world -- Moldova to Tanzania to Guyana. You'll read of heroic efforts by teachers to build and stock libraries; the essential relationship between libraries …

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Private Schooling in Less Economically Developed Countries: Asian and African Perspectives 

Title: Private Schooling in Less Economically Developed Countries: Asian and African Perspectives Editors: Prachi Srivastava and Geoffrey Walford Publisher: Didcot : Symposium Books, 2007 Call Number: LC57.5 .P75 2007 From the Publisher: "The increased marketisation and privatisation of schooling in economically developing countries struggling to achieveĀ Education for All and Millennium Development Goals warrants a focused …

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“The End of Poverty” 

Imagine living off less than $1 a day or selling bottled water when you might not even have access to this basic resource? Given our modern cities and plentiful resources, why is there is so much poverty amidst so much wealth? What's the good of giving pajamas when infrastructure and jobs need to build and …

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