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New law could revolutionize Brazilian education funding

The Covid-19 pandemic thrust the Brazilian education system into disarray. 2020 could end up being a wasted year of learning

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Congress is moving to make the Basic Education Fund a permanent fixture, increasing the amount invested by the federal government by more than double. The Covid-19 pandemic thrust the Brazilian education system into disarray, with fears that for a large slice of the country’s pupils, 2020 could end up being a wasted year of learning. In-person classes have been suspended for around four months, while plans to reopen schools in September are fraught with risks, with the persistent coronavirus spread in Brazil and fears of a potential second wave of infections. Additionally, the replacement of conventional teaching with...

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