Opinion: VIVA Brazilian Education and Democracy

Opinion By Harold Emert

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A prime lesson anyone - like this observer - learns by working alongside experienced British and other journalists is "knock on the door", meaning don't go on hearsay or what others report but instead, take a look at it yourself.

With this adage in mind, as 200 protests involving millions of students and educators overtook Brazil on Wednesday, I decided to tune into a television station I never watch, TV Camara 10, to view unpopular Education Minister Abraham Weintraub face the Câmara/Chamber of Federal Deputies in Brasilia.

My conclusion after this . . .

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