By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The signing of a new educational model for Brazilian high school public schools has received both strong criticism and praise. The new model signed by Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday calls for the doing away with most mandatory subjects, with the objective of making school more attractive to students.

"The new high school has as its main protagonist the youth. This model goes in the direction of flexibility,” Education Minister José Mendonça Bezerra Filho was quoted by Agencia Brasil as saying, and added, “the children and youth of . . .

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