Let’s Not Do to Dreamers What We Just Did to Afghanistan

Why invest billions in education and abandon the returns?

Happier Days: “#School4All. Supported by EU funding, Norwegian Refugee Council ensures access to school in Heart, Afghanistan, for children from different regions of the country who had to escape conflict or drought. The majority of them have never received any education before.” April 3, 2019. (photo: EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid. ©2019 European Union)

Many heroic, savior-types the world over and throughout history have had the exact same problem- at least at first.

Those uninitiated to peace work- though they are usually people who genuinely to help make the world a better place- sometimes try to help in ways that are not…