NEA Names Malala Yousafzai 2014 Friend of Education

The National Education Association named 16-year-old Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai as its 2014 Friend of Education. Yousafzai was the target of a Taliban assassination attempt because of her efforts to promote education for girls in her country.

She was runner-up for Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 2012 to President Obama and frankly is a huge upgrade from the union’s last five award recipients.