Schools struggle in post-earthquake Haiti
| Nov 16, 2010
In mid-October when students returned to the Collège Classique Féminin school in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, for the first time post-earthquake, they were told that classes were being pushed back another week for more repairs to the school. The building was still semi-collapsed and did not even look like the eight remaining classrooms could house all 13 grades. The all-girl student enrollment was half of what it was before the earthquake.
There is a new plan for reforming Haiti’s weak educational system, which would include a publicly funded network of privately managed schools. This is similar to what happened in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. However, many schools, including Collège Classique Féminin, are in danger of collapsing financially before this plan can be realized. Read the full article by Deborah Sontag in The New York Times online.