PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • Rayarena: Asombra, the days of José Martí are long gone. In its place, you find either the Cubanoids whom as I have mentioned, pack the...

  • asombra: Not that it really matters, but the duo in question looks like very cheap goods, not to say mutants. The one on the left looks...

  • asombra: Here’s the poem; note particularly the second stanza: El alma trémula y sola Padece al anochecer: Hay baile; vamos a ver...

  • asombra: Not to worry. This is a perfectly Latrine situation. Move along.

  • asombra: Those who condone and support this miserable shit are responsible for its existence, not just nameless pseudo-exiles but also...

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

Teachers in Cuba left out of the Castro dictatorship’s economic ‘reforms’

In Cuba, the Castro dictatorship's "reforms" benefit everyone equally. It's just that it benefits some more equally than others.

Via the Latin American Herald Tribune:

Cuban Daily Blasts Teachers Who Charge Fees for Tutoring

HAVANA – Cuban Communist Party daily Granma complained Friday that some salaried teachers are breaking the law by charging fees for individual tutoring.

“Charging for that work is an illicit exercise upon which limits must be imposed,” Granma warned in an article saying that such activities reveal “the lack of professional ethics” and “the loss of the teacher’s role.”

Tutoring for money was illegal in Cuba until 2010, when the government of Raul Castro, as part of its move to expand the possibilities of private work, authorized a kind of “self-employed teacher” to help students do better.

However, salaried teachers cannot obtain a tutor’s license.

At present, according to official sources cited by Granma, 1,023 Cubans have a license to practice that activity as a private business.

But in addition, the daily’s report says, there are salaried university professors who urge students to attend their private classes, for which they charge the equivalent of $10 per session, a substantial sum in a country where the average monthly wage is less than $20.

“Practices that deprecate the prestige of Cuban education in its constant effort to improve should be condemned,” Granma said.

Comments are closed.