“Defiant Science Teachers Weaken Education” http://allafrica.com/stories/201006160976.html This is a good article on the shortage of Ruvuma math and science teachers. Newly assigned teachers tend to ignore their placement to the region and end up at other, more developed, areas. What makes this article unique is it quantifies many of the losses.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/15/opinion/15theroux.html?pagewanted=1 A darker Paul Theroux (former Peace Corps volunteer) take on development. A solid reminder on how important it is to view the stakeholders and outcome of a development project and avoid becoming “Jellybellys.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/23/magazine/23Women-t.html?pagewanted=1&ref=todayspaper A NY Times detailed article on educating girls and women. While not specific to Tanzania it did mention Kenya. Many themes present across the world are seen in Tanzania- a good support that some of the best foreign aid can be used in education, particularly girls.
http://live.psu.edu/story/38464 This study challenged the decades-long belief that increased education increased the chance of receiving AIDS. While Tanzania was not part of the study, neighboring Malawi and Kenya should provide a strong correlation. I am not necessarily convinced of the “cognitive tool” hypothesis, it may just be because time in school means less time doing “other activities” or that it even provides a formal education on HIV/AIDS awareness.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/mar/10/schools-worldwide-tanzania This is a good outside opinion by The Guardian on the state of Primary Schools. Unfortunately meeting the MDG targets of universal primary school enrollment has sacrificed smaller class sizes. It also touches on gender roles and expectations for girls.