In this Jan. 24, 2013 photo, a working clock still in its packaging hangs outside a classroom where students study the Creole language at the Louverture Cleary School, which also teache

 

              In this Jan. 24, 2013 photo, a working clock still in its packaging hangs outside a classroom where students study the Creole language at the Louverture Cleary School, which also teache
In this Jan. 24, 2013 photo, a working clock still in its packaging hangs outside a classroom where students study the Creole language at the Louverture Cleary School, which also teaches French, English and Spanish, in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. Haiti’s first constitution, in 1805, declared that tuition would be free and attendance compulsory for primary students. But the quality of education lagged through the years, and plunged during the 29-year-long dynasty of Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier and his son Jean-Claude, or “Baby Doc.” Haiti’s professionals fled into exile to escape political repression, spawning a major brain drain that country has never recovered from. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)