Brazil’s New Education Minister is an Economist, Not an Educator

Abraham Weintraub is known for his anti-communist stance and his speeches against ‘Marxist culture at universities’.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The nomination of Abraham Weintraub as Brazil's new Education Ministry (MEC) was a disappointment to many who had hoped President Jair Bolsonaro would appoint someone well-known in the sector. Weintraub is an economist with dozens of years working in the financial sector and little experience in education.

"Again, we will have a minister who does not understand education, especially public basic education. The tendency is for him to want to combine a cultural war with the privatization of education," said general coordinator of the National Campaign for the . . .

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