Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As an advocate for quality public education in Rio de Janeiro, I am pleased to read, daily, education-related news on Brazil’s mainstream newspapers and to watch, nightly for the past two weeks on Globo’s Jornal Nacional, special features on Brazil’s education system. It seems we have just recently discovered the subject.
The news is depressing though.
An avid critic myself, I believe it is important to point out the flaws and challenges in the system. But I also believe we need to move past criticism, to show how . . .