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Huffington Post, Nov 2011

Wednesday, June 4, 2014   (0 Comments)
Where Public Education Produces Winners

By Sarwar Kashmeri

If media headlines on the declining quality of students being produced by America's public education system ever get you down, take a trip to the Binghamton University campus of the State University of New York, or SUNY. You will be surprised at what you find: confident, bright, engaged, and inquisitive students who are aware of the world around them, and not afraid to express their opinions. These students get superb education for around $5,000 a year!

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a group of 24 students from SUNY's Binghamton University and Stony Brook University campuses. They were part of a program underwritten by the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women. The non-sectarian foundation provides scholarships to enable New York women to pursue careers in certain fields; at SUNY the funds underwrite education in International Relations and Global Affairs, the topic I'd been invited to address. 

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