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Primary education is compulsory in Pakistan, but five million children don’t go to school

Oct. 28, 2009

We'll talk to Shehzad Roy, one of Pakistan's biggest pop superstars and Founder of an organization working to improve primary and secondary education in Pakistan. Also, cronyism, corruption, and chronic absenteeism by teachers have left Pakistan with 30,000 “ghost” schools. Then, commentator Barry Weisberg gives his thoughts on China 60 years after the Cultural Revolution. And, on our Global Notes segment, Jerome and Tony Sarabia listen to Soulico, an Israeli DJ crew that fuses Middle Eastern music with raggaeton and American hip hop.