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Outsourcing schools to a startup backed by Mark Zuckerberg

The West African nation of Liberia has had many struggles in its long efforts to rebuild, first from its devastating civil war in the 1990s and early 2000s and, now, from Ebola. And one of the hardest struggles has been education. In 2013, after all 25,000 high school students sitting state university entrance exams failed, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf admitted that the education system was “a mess” and called for a complete overhaul. Now it seems Sirleaf’s government has decided that rather than overhauling the education system themselves, they’re…

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