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MORTENSON: Scandal aside, his ideas are right

Re: “Inquiry launched into ‘Three Cups’ charity” (TNT, 4-20).

Having read “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and having taught a semester-long class on the Middle East-Africa, I was dismayed to read of Mortenson’s alleged fraudulent use of funds and untrue parts of this book.

Nevertheless, the ideas behind Mortenson’s book are valid. Mothers are the most influential people in a child’s early years, and if women are educated through about the fifth-grade level, they will educate their children and will want their children to be educated.

Mortenson is right: We do need to understand the general culture of

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