Instituto Fernand Braudel de Economia Mundial - Associado à FAAP

Brazil’s education logic must be inverted

Source: Veja | Author: Keila Cândido | Published: 07/22/2012

The Brazilian state spends on education the same value rich countries do, but results couldn’t be more different. The reason for such a discrepancy is in the plan. In developed countries there’s a big picture work in the educational field, that prioritizes the investment in basic and primary education, teachers’ qualification and that fights waste and embezzlement of resources.

Even the emerging countries such as China have adopted this strategy. In Brazil the system is both chaotic and inverse. Public universities get an absurd amount of money and, by using the vestibular [a standard, multiple-question test], shelters the richest.

Besides, there’s known resource defalcation by corruption, a very slow pace to implement changes and impoverishment of the teaching class.

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