Imagine sending your child to elementary school, knowing there's a chance that brutal thugs might attempt to poison her -- because the very idea of your child receiving an education is so offensive to them.
You can easily see how the system of education in Canada could quickly break down under such awful pressure. Yet this is the situation that Afghans in areas threatened by the Taliban must deal with. An excerpt from The Courage Of Afghan Schoolgirls in the Toronto Star:
I visited the home of Sakina, one of those staff members, and met her daughter Marwa, who was one of the girls directly affected by the attack.