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Mutinta’s five-month-old daughter has diarrhea. In developed nations, a stomach complaint like that might be a mere nuisance. However, in Zambia’s vast countryside—without electricity, water, soap, and medicine—diarrhea is a matter of life and death. Here, over 11,000 children die of diarrhea each year, while across the world there are 700,000 diarrhea-related deaths annually. Malnutrition, made worse by diarrhea, contributes to 45 percent of all child deaths and causes many more children to fail to reach their full mental and physical potential.
Mutinta is only 25, but she has four children. She knows her daughter is in grave danger. Before the sun breaks on another hot day, she and her husband set off on the eight kilometer walk to the nearest health clinic. They take 25.00...
When you look into the faces of your students and your children and your grandchildren, tell them that you were there when it began. Tell them that a promise has been made to them. Tell them that the leadership of your country believes it is the obligation of your Nation to provide and permit and assist every child born in these borders to receive all the education that he can take.
President Lyndon B. Johnson’s remarks at Southwest Texas State College upon signing the Higher Education Act of 1965.
Before President Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill into law in 1944, higher education was a privilege reserved for the wealthy. This sweeping piece of legislation afforded veterans the ability to pursue higher education with a monthly stipend and tuition support of up to $...