Source: UF LATAM
Affiliate professor Dr. Benjamin Hebblethwaite (Languages, Literatures and Cultures) has published an op-ed shedding light on the role of language policy in Haiti's struggle for advancement, in the context of the country's history as well as current events.
"Even today [...] Haitian children are still subjected to a school system that largely operates in a language few Haitians speak with competence—let alone can read or write. It is estimated that roughly 5 to 10 percent of Haitians are functionally bilingual in French and Haitian Creole. However, 100 percent of Haitians speak Haitian Creole, and, more critically, 90% of Haitians speak only Haitian Creole."
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