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Education Achilles heel.

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Submitted by mo (United Kingdom), Jan 30, 2013 at 15:50

"The report also found that countries which rank lower in the world for their scientific research have thrived in the 21st century. Turkey, for example, increased its scientific research and development spend nearly sixfold and produced four times as many papers in 2008 as it did in 1996.Iran is the fastest growing country for science. In 1996, the Middle-Eastern country produced just 736 scientific papers -- in 2008, it published 13,238. Tunisia, Singapore and Qatar have all significantly boosted their scientific spend, and published more papers."s

This is from a report by UK's Royal Society. If Turkey's scientific progress is many fold higher than under a secular education imposed by previous," democratic" generals, then turks are likely to continue sending their children to Imam Hatips. With economy growing at 9%, ahead of china's, they are unlikely to follow their progressive secular christian neighbor Greeks. The fact that some many eyebrows are raised in the west, unlike during the general rule itself is the proof of their progress.

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