A huge vacuum?
The air is thin, and it feels cold.
A few miles away, the temperature drops to zero degrees.
But the problem is not a vacuum, it is a massive vacuum in a city in Iran.
In this city, a lot of things are happening: factories are being constructed, apartments are being built, and people are working.
The city’s residents are mostly poor, with few jobs and little money.
But their situation is not unlike that of those in the Middle East, where the cost of living is high.
A new generation of young Iranians is entering the job market, but with their lack of formal education, they face challenges that few in their age bracket have.
The cost of their education is also high.
Many of them are illiterate, with limited skills, and with limited access to the internet.
In an attempt to provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the future, the government is investing in vocational training programs.
But these programs are not sufficient.
The country’s economy is not growing fast enough, and there are concerns about unemployment, social unrest, and the spread of infectious diseases.
In February, President Hassan Rouhani announced that his government would boost funding for education and job training.
He has since promised to provide more money to these programs, and he promised to increase funding for public schools, which were already a critical part of the Iranian education system.
The Rouhani administration has also announced new initiatives to address the problems in education, including a plan to raise the minimum salary of an engineering graduate to at least 50,000 rials ($13,000).
The program is a step in the right direction, but it is not enough.
The Rouhani administration must continue to improve the quality of education and jobs for Iranians, and to create a climate of education, employment, and civic participation that would allow the country to prosper.
A number of experts and commentators say the Rouhani administration is simply doing the best it can.
“This is the only way to help them succeed,” says Khosrokh Zagadze, an economist and expert on education and public policies.
“The government should be doing all it can to help these people succeed.”
For the Rouhani government, however, there are risks.
Many Iranians feel their livelihoods are at stake, and their government’s investment in education is simply an investment in keeping the economy going.
In a recent interview with the Iranian news website Fars, Education Minister Abbas Qahtani acknowledged the risk.
“I am sure we can achieve this goal if we continue to invest in education,” Qahtwani said.
“However, I think that if the government has to cut off funding for programs that will help people succeed, then I think it will be a mistake.”
But others, like Nader Hosseini, an associate professor of political science at the University of Tehran, say the government should not ignore the problems that face Iranians, including those that stem from the country’s limited resources.
“The problem with the education sector is that there is no investment,” Hosseinis said.
The education sector should focus on improving infrastructure, providing quality education to its students, and ensuring that the government invests in these things, Hosseii said.
For example, he says, it should spend more money on the infrastructure for roads and railways.
It should also increase investment in basic healthcare, education, and infrastructure.
The government should also invest in the creation of good jobs for its young people, Hosselini added.
The government could also invest more in research, Hosseinzadeh Salehi, an Iranian expert on the economy and the Middle Eastern region, told Al Jazeera.
“There is a lack of innovation in this sector, which has to be addressed,” he said.
There are some signs that this is happening.
The Iranian government has announced plans to open the countrys first international financial center in the city of Tabriz.
The center is intended to be a hub for international banking, international trade, and investment, and will allow Tehran to focus on the domestic economy, rather than focusing on its foreign relations.
There is also an attempt underway to create an independent financial institution that would provide a platform for Iranian companies to compete in the global financial market.
However, even this plan may face resistance from the government, which is worried that the creation and expansion of a financial institution would be a negative development for Iran.
The lack of investment in schools, according to Hosseiini, is one of the main reasons why Iran has failed to reach the level of economic development that it could achieve in a democratic society.
“In my opinion, the primary cause of the problem with education in Iran is that the education system is dominated by the private sector,” Hosseliini said.
“If the government had invested more in education during the [1990s], it could have built a strong school system.”