Iraqi schools in state of flux on eve of school year's start

09/15/2003 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

With 8,500 schools scheduled to open Oct. 1, U.S., U.N. and Iraqi educators are reshaping an education system beset with crumbling school facilities, a curriculum embedded with propaganda and teachers fearing retribution by Baath loyalists. U.S. officials have boosted teacher salaries from $5 to $8 a month to between $60 and $300 a month in an effort to entice them back to the classroom.

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