Haiti’s college students: a lost generation?

The World

Haiti’s higher education system ? already highly dysfunctional before the quake ? is in shambles. The January 12 earthquake destroyed 90 percent of its school buildings and tore down nine of the state university’s thirteen campuses. In a country that needs massive rebuilding and new leadership, who is taking care of educating its next generation of architects, politicians and doctors?

We talk to Frances Robles, a reporter who recently sat in on a religion class, which had to be held outdoors with the professor lecturing through a megaphone in Port-Au-Prince. She covers the Caribbean for the Miami Herald foreign desk.

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