Haiti's Teachers Strike, Demand More Training Most Educators Didn't Go Past Sixth Grade
Ap, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Haiti's 1,200 grade-school teachers took a test recently. Nearly all of them failed. Only 400 teachers could alphabetize a list of words.
Only 41 could arrange fractions by size. In other words, most didn't know that one-third is larger than one-sixth.
Additional training is one of several demands that public school teachers - including the ones who failed the test - are making in a five-day strike that started Thursday. It is the second strike this month. The state of education is one reason Haiti remains one of the poorest countries on earth. Most of the grade-school teachers flunked the Ministry of Education's test, because two-thirds of them have only …
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Publication information: Article title: Haiti's Teachers Strike, Demand More Training Most Educators Didn't Go Past Sixth Grade. Contributors: Ap - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: January 12, 1997. Page number: 12D. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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