Brazilian Minister of Education Characterizes Expansion of Higher Education as a “Tragedy”

The Minister repeatedly criticized the operating model of Brazilian universities. He said he defends autonomy for universities, but followed with saying that autonomy does not mean sovereignity.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian Minister of Education, Abraham Weintraub, characterized the model of investment in education practiced by the administrations that preceded that of president Jair Bolsonaro as a disaster, especially the policies of incentives regarding higher education, reports O Globo in its latest report.

Weintraub participated, on Tuesday morning, in a public hearing at the Federal Senate Committee for Education, Culture and Sports (CE), where he presented his . . .

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