Alcohol or Education?

“Jude Kokolo has been stuck in first grade for the last five years because his father says he can’t afford to pay $2.50 a month in school fees. But his father says that he averages $2 a day on alcohol and cigarettes.”

This article by Nicholas Kristof highlights how many parents squander their children’s futures choosing to drink or smoke rather than to educate their kids.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/opinion/23kristof.html

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