Haitian schools expand use of Creole language

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In this Jan. 24, 2013 photo, Cassandra Meon, 11, reads a textbook before her classmates that reads in Creole "I'm Reading With a Happy Heart" as she attends her Creole language class at the Louverture Cleary School, which also teaches French, English and Spanish, in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. Creole advocates say that there’s no shortage of Creole-language books and point to publishing houses such as Educa Vision, Inc. in Florida, which produce such materials. But they acknowledge that shipping the materials to Haiti is expensive and goods are often held up in customs. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti (AP) — Teenagers in blue-and-white uniforms pour out of classrooms of this boarding school at the edge of Haiti's capital, chattering in their native language of Creole about the science test they have just taken.