In Brazil, 18% of 16-17 year olds were left out of school in 2019

The reality of thousands of young Brazilians in this age group poses a dangerous combination for the country's education. They are potential students who face school closures and also their families' loss of income.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian education is likely to undergo further strong negative impacts caused by the lack of classes in schools throughout the country, particularly in the poorest regions. After 14 months of pandemic, the states with a high percentage of school dropouts are still to reopen their schools.

This is shown by data from the School Permanence Indicator, released on Monday, May 31, by IEDE (Interdisciplinarity and Evidence in Educational Debate). Some states that remain with no on-site classes already had one third of their youths out of school, and the situation triggered by the pandemic is . . .

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