The history of education in the Republic of Haiti

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University at boiling point; protests part of growing social movement
Haiti Info, 2 September 1995. An outcry from the public Universite d'Etat d'Haiti (UEH) against a government-sponsored symposium to reform higher education. Instead the university community will mobilize support for reforms that are subject to review by the student-professor councils in the 11 faculties and then prepare actual laws for the reforms.
Initiation of the 1995 School Year
Haiti Update, 13 September 1995. President Aristide announces the government purchase of school supplies and buses, refurbishing of schools, 90,000 scholarships for the poor, forbidding registration fees, etc. Aim is to improve education levels and reduce Haiti's 80 to 85% illiteracy rate.
Haiti—Peace, Education and Media
From J Clancy, PNews, 28 September 1995. At the State University of Haiti (UEH) the Professors, students and administration have held meetings and produced a document named the Struggle Against the Beginning of the Funeral for Higher Education. as a result of the US-installed govt adoption of the full range of neo-liberal changes.
The crisis at ENARTS
This Week in Haiti, Haiti Progres, 27 December 1995–2 January 1996. Over 100 students and their supporters held a sit-in in front of the Ecole Nationale des Arts (ENARTS) to protest the fact that the school has not received money to operate this year. Issue of state responsibility for cultural development.
Students March in Protest in Haiti
By Michael Norton, AP, 19 September 2002. University students and their supporters marched through the streets of the capital Thursday, protesting the removal of the state university's director. The students have accused the government of interfering in university business.
Education and Adult Literacy
Issue Papers, 7 February 2003. Historically the Haitian government placed little emphasis on primary education. The 1987 Constitution provides for schooling for all children, consistent with the democratic movement that swept the country at that time. After President Aristide returned to Haiti after the coup, he immediately put in place a program that would increase the number of schools, provide support services, materials for schooling, and scholarships.
Karshan to Vedrine on education
Haiti list, 5 March 2003. Under President Preval the Minister of Education began to address educational concerns by creating standardized education. Paolo Friere, Pedogogy of the Oppressed. A society that is content to keep its people illiterate is part of a structure to maintain the status quo.