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Brazil’s failed educational system creates illiterate students

Brazil’s failed educational system creates illiterate students
Brazilian school in a Rio de Janeiro favela
Brazil’s failed educational system creates illiterate students
Brazilian school in a Rio de Janeiro favela

Over a fifteen-year period, Brazil “transformed its education system”, according to a 2010 OECD report praising the country’s rapid expansion of public education. The growth of access to education and school attendance grew rapidly over those fifteen years: by the time the OECD published its 2010 report, state efforts had succeeded in extending access to basic...

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