“Under the Taliban, less than 9,000 boys and almost no girls had access to education [in Afghanistan]. Today, more than 8 million children, more than a third of whom are girls, are enrolled in school.”

— Larry Sampler, principal deputy assistant to the administrator, and deputy director of the Office Afghan and Pakistan Affairs, at the U.S. Agency for International Development, (whew!) testifying before Congress Sept. 20.

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