Obama Speaks Up about Women in the Muslim World

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President Obama addressed women's rights during his speech in Cairo yesterday, but did he speak loudly enough? Muslim women still face brutal repression in many countries, but in others they are breaking new ground. Guest host Sara Terry explores the view from the Muslim world, the role the United States should play in championing women's rights in other culture, and the impact of Michelle Obama might have on the changing landscape for women. Also, President Obama makes a historic visit to the Buchenwald concentration camp, and six-figure salaries for elementary school teachers. A New York charter school goes all in for teachers over technology.


Banner image: Kuwaiti MP's Rola Dashti (C), Massuma al-Mubarak (R), Acil al-Awadhi (top) and Salwa al-Jassar (not pictured) attend the inaugural session of the new parliament in Kuwait City on May 31, 2009. Kuwait held a general election on May 16 in which four women were elected for the first time and the number of Islamist deputies was cut by half. Photo:Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images