Sunday, May 13, 2012

The P.I.A. project and Mother's Day

While we've already issued our post of the week (available here), I wanted to write a something in honor of Mother's Day.  While no one needs a diploma to love their child, studies support what most all of us already know to be true: when mothers invest in their own education, it pays off for them, their kids, and future generations.

Here are news articles over the past few years citing specific areas where this is true:
  • Reducing infant mortality and improving child health in the third world: LINK
  • Ending the cycle of multi-generational poverty here in the USA: LINK
  • Improving their child's or children's chances at excelling in school: LINK
  • Readiness for their first year of school: LINK
The list goes on and on, but the point is that when mothers are educated, their children and grandchildren reap the benefits.  In a larger sense, all of us do.

And with that, I'm finishing this post. My son is sleeping in my arms as I awkwardly type, and that usually ends with spelling errors, a waking baby, or both! I'm going to get back to helping around the house, so that the mother of my child (and the P.I.A. project's CFO) can continue to enjoy some much-deserved down time. 

Happy Mother's Day!


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