The reporter wanted to know what I thought about an article that appears in the latest issue of a journal published by the South Australian branch of the Australian Education Union, the country's largest teaching union.
Essentially, the article praises the Cuban education system, implying that Australian school officials could learn a thing or two from the Castro regime. I kid you not.
According to the article, Cuban classes are small, teachers well-trained and all schooling is free. Oh yes, teachers are supposed to "reinforce Communist values", but let's not worry too much about that, OK?
And the source for the article? Well, information provided by Gilda Chacon, a senior Communist Party official who visited Adelaide recently and who also happens to be a high ranking propagandist for the communist-controlled Cuban Labour Federation - the one and only legal trade union on the island.
Even more depressing is the fact that the State president of the AEU, Andrew Gohl, backed the claims made in the article.
Mr Gohl told The Australian: "The fact that education in Cuba is free, compulsory and funded significantly by the Government is something all governments should aspire to".
You can read the article here.