Striking teachers have not at all appreciated the criticisms of observers and parents who consider them as "bad guys" who wrongly penalize students at the risk of provoking school failure
They point out to detractor that it is the state that is responsible for the worsening of the situation, recalling that they had written correspondences and observed several truces following promises by the Minister of National Education who suggested that funding for the payment of arrears is already identified or available... Deploring that despite these affirmations and promises, nothing concrete has been done.
"Today, parents can not blame us for the situation [...] it is the Ministry that must be criticized, a Ministry that remains deaf and indifferent to our demands," argued the teachers in announcing their return to the classrooms on Monday, to show that they are animated in good faith...
"We will resume work. However, EFACAP of Petit-Goâve will still be blocked because this school faces other internal problems: as examples: the case of teacher Manasseh appointed but unpaid for more than 2 years; teacher transfer and drop-out issues that have not yet been addressed, and the case of some teachers who have a letter of appointment but are not yet receiving their salary or who are working but do not have letter of appointment... We doubt very much that the school can function normally," have nuanced strikers stressing that their presence in the classroom does not mean the end of the crisis.