Linguistics op-ed featured in The New York Times
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 11:23am
In the op-ed, DeGraff and Ruggles argue for the importance of including Haitian Creole in the Haitian education system and supporting its use in scientific and other official communications. "Creole", they write, "holds the potential to democratize knowledge, and thus liberate the masses from extreme poverty."
Michel DeGraff is a professor of linguistics at MIT and a leading figure of the MIT-Haiti Initiative; Molly Ruggles is a senior educational technology consultant at MIT's Office of Educational Innovation and Technology.