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Statement of the Problem

Poverty has always been the bane of society.

In modern-day times, with the easy spread of information, poverty is even more magnified. People in wealthy areas and situations are aware of exactly how poor people are wretched *****, and, more critically, people ***** wretched areas are entirely aw***** how wealthy people in more fortunate areas. Civilizations have always had vast discrepancies of wealth -- as is indicated by every GINI study -- but today, the knowledge ***** that d*****crepancy ***** become an even more viable and potent cause for violent action.

***** events of September 11th were engendered by religious differences, yes, but the root cause is indisputably economic inequalities. The ***** not only are poor, *****y now have access -- through technology -- to information like televisions which portray lives ***** opulence in other l*****s, and to weapons of mass danger. The ***** majority of the world's poor are just ***** -- poor. But there ***** those with ***** proclivities who ***** have the means the impetus ***** cause significant harm to the people whom *****y view as their oppressors.

As a solution to such violence, diplomacy and sometimes war are needed, as we are see*****g in Afghanistan today. But these tools only speak to the symp*****ms of the problem. The cure must speak to ***** disease, and the disease is *****.

***** often, even after that realization, we ***** tempted to treat on the symptoms of poverty as well. For *****stance, even though ***** humanitarian aid rations dropped from tens of thousands of feet upon the Afghan people -- killing one Afghan women, no less -- had a d*****tinct political message ***** well, ***** backbone thought behind the program was to help feed ***** same poor ***** we were bombing. Small yellow packages of food will only go so far in tackling the huge multi-layered problem ***** international destitution.

We need to switch our focus from thinking in the now ***** who can we feed ***** day so they don't attack us tomorrow? -- to how can ***** materially affect a group of people's lives ***** that we have earned their friendship and respect for decades to come? All this is, of course, in addition to the simple ***** that poverty is an evil and needs be addressed.

One possible manner ***** which to speak ***** the d*****ease and not the symptoms is ***** educational programs for the ***** through ***** World Bank. The ***** Bank has ***** engaging in educational ***** ***** its target area countries for much ***** its 57 years of existence, but to mixed results and reviews.

This paper will examine the efficacy ***** ***** World *****'s educational policies as perceived ***** vario***** literature that has been devoted to the subject recently. We will try to determine whe*****r the World Bank is truly addressing the root of the ***** of poverty by investing ***** many millions of dollars yearly on educating the poor.

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