Luis Crouch, chief technical officer for the international development group at RTI, a research-based nonprofit, is part of a team that helped develop reading assessments that are widely used in the developing world.
VIEWPOINT: Liberia has to work with international private school companies to protect children’s future
Our communities are still suffering from the effects of the long civil war and the devastating Ebola outbreak. Less than 60% of school-aged children in Liberia are in school, placing Liberia in the lowest percentile of net enrollment rates in the world. Those who do attend school may not fare much better: among adult women who reached fifth grade in Liberia, less than 20% can read a single sentence.
- Sub-Saharan Africa