Could Language Be The Key To Haiti’s Problems?

“Despite the fact that the vast majority of Haitian children grow up hearing and speaking exclusively Haitian Creole … the minute they start school they are forced to start all over in a language they don’t know [i.e., French].” Says MIT professor Michel DeGraff, “Haiti will never be able to rise to its potential if you have 90 percent of Haitians who cannot be instructed properly.”

Source: Boston Globe 07/24/11