3/26/2002

In an effort to extinguish extremist training grounds, Pakistan reportedly is looking to reform the curriculum of radical Islamic religious seminaries, or madrasas. In a country where boys have greater-than-even odds of being functionally illiterate as adults -- the literacy rate for girls is much lower -- underfunded public schools struggle to keep students, reports say. Many are lured to the room, board and faith offered by fundamentalist schools.

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