Brazil puts financial education on curriculum hoping for economic gain

To create financially educated citizens, Brazil puts financial education on curriculum

October 15 is Teachers’ Day in Brazil. However, there is little to celebrate, with public school educators having to put up with horrible classroom conditions (which sometimes include violence) and the worst entry-level salaries in the world. However, as experts warn, valuing professors will be crucial for the success of a new policy that could have a deep (and positive) impact on the Brazilian economy: the introduction of financial education classes at schools.

Starting next year, all Brazilian schools will be required to include financial education in their curriculum, according to new guidelines established by the Education Ministry....

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