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    Reading Mania

    Education International

    Economic crises are usually accompanied by conservative political efforts to cut government budgets.  In education, these conservative forces often push a back-to-basics movement, and today we are seeing that in a global focus on reading.  I recognize the great importance of learning to re...

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    Eastern Europe hit the hardest: Romania's struggle to stay afloat.

    Education International

    The quality of life of the average citizen of any Eastern European country has taken a dramatic plunge downward since the news of European economic devastation broke in 2008. Many citizens have taken drastic measures to make ends meet to include cutting back on [necessary] doctor visits and limiting...

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    A hidden marketplace: Private tutoring in the former socialist bloc

    Education International

    The collapse of the socialist bloc in 1989 was accompanied by a severe economic decline. This resulted in the decrease of education spending in most countries of Southeast/Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Twenty years later, the global financial crisis has dealt another major blow to the...

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