Cuba & Shadow Education

Young Cubans Re-enact Fidel Castro's Victory Caravan

“Opportunities are shrinking and competition increasing,” said Sonya Perez, a single mother who is worried about her 12-year-old daughter’s future . “I make my daughter study two hours every day and pay one of her teachers 30 pesos each week to tutor her.” A common complaint among parents is that families who can afford tutors increase their children’s chances of obtaining a higher education and becoming professionals, undercutting the standard of equal educational opportunity enshrined in Cuba’s constitution . (source Reuters)

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