RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Education, Abraham Weintraub, said on Thursday, July 11th, that he will seek to comply with the National Education Plan (PNE), but that he intends to reduce the goal of investing at least the equivalent of ten percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per year in public education by 2024.

"Raising what is spent means that we will increase Brazil's taxes by 10 percent. This we can change in the PNE, as I am against increasing tax," he argued. "[The PNE] needs to be respected. However, paying money also needs to be . . .

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