Havana - Cuba railed Friday against public school teachers who tutor students privately, a practice which the government said conflicts with their public duties.
Havana has encouraged Cuban workers to transition gradually into the private sector, as the communist island grapples with continuing economic hardships.
But the government drew the line at teachers who currently already earn a paycheck from state-run schools, saying in an article in the daily Granma state-run newspaper that it is wrong to teach “for financial” gain.
The article reminded teachers that taking private pupils on the side is against the law in Cuba.
In 2010 President Raul Castro expanded the list of government-approved self-employment occupations as part of a very gradual reform of its Soviet-style economy.