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Cuban Education

First Person: A Japanese Dinner with Raul Castro's Daughter

Jim Luce | Posted 07.27.2013 | Home
Jim Luce

Taking my shoes off in the private alcove of the exclusive Japanese dining room, I open the shoji screen to reveal a beautiful 12-tatami mat room comp...

Cuba's Schools Are Failing Its Children

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.30.2012 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

The lack of educational quality is bumping up against an increasing rigor in the final exams for high school. The result: entire schools where they are barely able to pass three or four students.

When Learning Turns to Dust

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

I have avoided writing about this thorny issue of the deterioration of the educational system for fear, I confess, that my child would feel the affects of the opinions of his mother. But now I can't take it any more.

Cuba Ends A Long Experiment in Indoctrinating Youth at Boarding Schools

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

The lack of productivity, the spread of diseases, the damage to ethical values and the low academic standards have discredited this method of education in Cuba.

Looking Behind the Stage Set of Cuba's Potemkin's Schools

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

At a school in Cerro, several foreign visitors were coming to donate notebooks and pencils. But something unexpected happened: one of the guests broke the predetermined protocol and asked to use the bathroom.