Education: Double Your Money

In the illiterate backlands of the small (574 sq. mi.) state of Delhi this winter, UNESCO and the Indian government have been working on a pilot education plan designed to bring literacy and modern farming methods to India's unlettered masses. Auto trailers, loaded with exhibits, stop in every village for a three-day show. The villagers get simple demonstrations of modern methods of poultry-breeding, cattle-raising and plowing. Moreover, though the trailer crews move on, they leave behind in each village a stack of books and a temporary squad of teachers. Aim: nothing less than 100% literacy among Delhi's 1,900,000 people (now 82%...

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