The Madrasa Myth

Khwaja, Asim; Andrabi, Tahir; Das, Jishnu; Fair, Christine (2009)


Khwaja, Asim, Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, and Christine Fair. 2009. “The Madrasa Myth”. Foreign Policy, Aug 27 2009.
On May 3, 2009 the New York Times published a lengthy description of Pakistan's education system. The article, like so many before it, rehearsed a well-known narrative in which government schools are failing while madrasas are multiplying, providing a modicum of education for Pakistan's poorest children.