Elizabeth Whitman is a journalist based in Amman, Jordan. She has previously reported for Inter Press Service from the United Nations and is a former Nation intern.
After fleeing violence at home, Syrians struggle to eke out a new life in Jordan’s cities and towns.
If pro-charter proposals in Washington State or Georgia pass this November, that will mark the first time charter schools have won at the ballot box.
As the Syrian government clings to repressive tactics it knows best, the conflict becomes ever more intractable.