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Photo Share: Rebuilding a school in Baghdad
December 9, 2011 by Ned Colt
Masons put the finishing coat on a new classroom at a school in Baghdad. The International Rescue Committee is funding both rehabilitation of schools and teacher training in much of Iraq. Prior to the 1991 Gulf War, Iraq had what was considered one of the best educational systems in the Middle East. Since then the quality of education has declined dramatically due to war, international trade sanctions, and the departure of many of Iraq's best teachers.