RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Education Minister Abraham Weintraub said Brazil should finish last in Latin America in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an examination conducted as a sample among 15-year-olds.

Coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the assessment results will be released in December.

He said that poor results can be attributed to previous administrations, with "leftist approaches". Asked if he was advancing the results, Weintraub was vague. "There is a high . . .

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