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Haiti wants to reform failing school system – Yahoo News


“Today, 10 percent of children — about 400,000 — won’t even go to school,” he said.”And out of every 100 children who go to school this year, less than 10 will finish high school without repeating a grade or dropping out.”The education minister is ruthless in his assessment of the situation: “Schools are set up for failure. They exclude many students.”The crippling poverty that families grapple with on a daily basis is a major hurdle.View galleryThe crippling poverty that families grapple with on a daily basis is a major hurdle for young studen …”Education is supposed to be free. But of course, there are always related expenses that that parents must assume,” said the UNICEF deputy representative in Haiti, Jean Ludovic Metenier.Indeed, the universal education program — free and mandatory — launched by President Michel Martelly only finances school enrollment. Source: – Yahoo News,