Although Americans tourists are banned from entering the country, I went under the journalism category.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible  (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.


School Choice

Just a thought, they don't allow religious instructions in public schools and why do they, the state, give parents vouchers so their children can to go to religious schools. Deaf children, no choice! No Deaf charter schools either, so it should be declared unconstitutional. I'm sure there are Deaf children that want to study theatrical arts, or any other fields available, but no Deaf teachers, nor ASL interpreters assigned to those programs. Deaf children are left with no choice, settling for menial education, and to make matters worst, parents are rubber stamping their IEPS, doing away with the support services while the school districts getting grants to support their music curriculum while neglecting our needs.

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