R$4.2 Billion Cut Represents Ten-Year Setback for Education in Brazil

For the Dean of the Federal University of Bahia, for lack of strategic vision, the government fails to invest in a crucial area for the country's independence, for training in important areas such as science, culture, and art.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unlike the governments of Lula and Dilma, which increased resources for education from R$18 billion (US$3.5 billion) to R$115.7 billion between 2002 and 2014, the equivalent of a 218 percent real increase, the government of Jair Bolsonaro is cutting more resources.

The Ministry of Economy announced a R$4.2 billion cut in the Ministry of Education's budget in 2021, which represents 18 . . .

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