Creole a Key to Haitian Literacy
by Jacques Pierre
Published: September 4, 2014

A country of two languages that ignores the language of the mass population – what does this lead to? According to Jacques Pierre, this is the reason for the low literacy rates in Haiti. In “Creole a Key to Haitian Literacy,” Pierre argues that “Haiti won’t make true literacy progress until it fosters a society where Creole speakers are viewed as equals.” This op-ed looks at the failure for making progress in literacy due to excluding Creole in official documents and the education system, which leads the reader to think: when will the change come?