2ND QUARTER REPORT
All for Education
April to June 2022
Education Now: a journey across Brazil on behalf of quality public basic education
The second quarter of All for Education was marked by the renewal of a political commitment for Education Now (Educação Já). A journey that gained strength in early April, with the Annual Meeting Education Now 2022, bringing together a broad front of political leaders, experts, public managers, educators and civil society organizations on behalf of the recovery of Brazilian Public Education in the face of the current serious context.
The journey continued throughout Brazil with the Education Now Caravans. It first landed in Vitória, Espírito Santo, and has already been to nine other states: Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Goiás, Alagoas, Paraná, Bahia, Minas Gerais, and São Paulo. Until August, there will be 14 visits with an intense program of conversations with pre-candidates, the school community, specialists, managers, and opinion makers.
It is the vocalization and promotion of a commitment: the priority of Education in the elections and in the next administrations.
Check out what we did during the quarter below.
PRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE
All For Education works to change the quality of Basic Education in Brazil for the better. With this goal in mind, it produces knowledge, compiles and analyzes data and information, publishes diagnoses and, based on technical and scientific evidence, formulates educational public policy proposals.
ANALYSIS OF THE PROJECT THAT ALTERS THE ICMS
A technical note published on May 30 expressed concern about the approval by the House of Representatives of the Complementary Law Project no 18/2022, which changes the collection of the Value-Added Tax on Sales and Services (ICMS) on fuel and electricity in all Brazilian states. The change, if implemented the way it was presented, would significantly reduce the investment in Education, precisely at the most challenging time for the recovery of children's learning rights. After much debate and political articulation by "Todos Pela Educação" (All for Education), an amendment was approved to reduce the damage to Education, making the recomposition of the Fundeb resources and reducing the drop in resources in the area due to the effects of the proposal. However, the president of the Republic vetoed this mechanism, causing Brazilian education to lose billions of reais.
204 reports citing the technical note "New Fundeb advances at risk with project that alters ICMS
EDUCATION THAT WORKS: SEASON 2
In June, we launched the second season of the Educação que Dá Certo audiovisual series, an initiative that maps, analyzes, and shares evidence-based educational policies adopted by different education systems in the country with a focus on improving basic education. We went after three states with successful and inspiring experiences to be replicated: Ceará, Espírito Santo and Pernambuco. In addition to the series, we have published complete studies on the networks, based on data analysis, research, and interviews with those who are part of this story.
>> The technical note "The advances of the New Fundeb are at risk with the project that alters the ICMS tax" is directly linked to the organizational goal of All to continue the projects that have already been consolidated and the high-impact fronts that began in 2021 and are directly related to the progress of Education Now. Education That Works" is part of the goal of implementing "Education Now 2022" in all its aspects - technical, political, and mobilization.
MOBILIZATION OF KEY ACTORS
One of the missions of Todos is to mobilize and articulate with public authorities and key players to make our proposals and analyses reach decision makers and, at the same time, give a sense of urgency and importance to the Brazilian Basic Education agenda.
ANNUAL MEETING AND EDUCATION ALREADY AWARD
Leaders, educators, specialists - all gathered in an unprecedented meeting to debate the current challenges and the ways to move forward in Brazilian Basic Education at the Annual Meeting Education Now 2022: Renewing the Commitment. The spirit of urgency and the political need to renegotiate the commitment to Education and future generations, especially in an election year, in addition to the critical analysis of the pandemic period, were themes that permeated the meeting, which also honored and recognized, with the 1st All for Education Award, the work of people who contributed to Basic Education. See here the award winners.
354 people present at the Annual Meeting
6 pre-candidates for the Presidency of the Republic recorded videos with their proposals for Education, all shown at the Annual Meeting. Watch them here
183 press mentions mentioning the Meeting
12 million people reached by our social media
EDUCATION CARAVANS NOW
Since April, we have been going all over Brazil to mobilize in defense of the cause of Public Basic Education. The Education Now Caravans are an especially important journey at this decisive moment for the country, in a process of listening, dialoguing, and mobilizing pre-candidates, local leaders from various sectors, the school community, and opinion makers. Until the end of August, we will travel to these states: Pernambuco, Ceará, Maranhão, Pará, and Rio Grande do Sul.
I. Give (greater) knowledge to the main candidates of the states about the technical document of Education Now, in order to make it a reference for the construction of the government program and, mainly, for the eventual management;
II. Sensitize the local public debate to the Basic Education agenda, creating the basis for the mobilization to be sustained until the elections.
9 states visited
60 managers, pre-candidates, and political influencers that we talked to and received the Education Now document during these visits
90 students and 90 teachers impacted through the Voices at School meetings, held in public schools in each of the states
>> The Education Now Annual Meeting and the Caravans are directly linked to Todos's organizational goal of implementing Education Now 2022 in all its aspects - technical, political, and mobilization.
At Todos, our main work stream is monitoring education outcomes and implementation processes of education policies.
WHAT DO PUBLIC SCHOOL PRINCIPALS THINK
A survey commissioned from Datafolha, in a partnership between All for Education and Itaú Social, interviewed principals of Brazilian public elementary, middle and high schools. The data showed, for example, that according to the vast majority of professionals in this category, the predominant model for selecting principals is not ideal. Although more than half of the public school principals are appointed by appointment by the Secretary of Education, only 5% of them believe that this is the best way to choose principals. For 93% of those interviewed, the selection processes for school management should evaluate the technical competencies of the candidates.
Access the complete survey here.
HOMESCHOOLING UNDER DEBATE
Todos has publicly positioned itself once again on homeschooling. Homeschooling is placed as one of the priority agendas of the current government. There were two relevant positions, dedicated to analyzing the theme and provoking a debate about the risks imposed on children and young people.
Homeschooling: mistaken measure and absolutely out of time
Home Education: approved project brings risks to children and young people and to Brazilian basic education.
258 reports citing our positioning
>> The survey of school principals is directly linked to Todos's organizational goal of implementing "Education Now 2022" in all its aspects - technical/political and mobilization.
EDUCATION ON THE AGENDA
To prioritize and guide the debate about quality basic education in Brazil, we work to qualify the discussions on the subject and occupy spaces in the national and regional public debate.
COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN EDUCATION NOW
The mobilization inaugurated at the Annual Meeting Education Now 2022 marked the invitation for the whole of Brazilian society to make a commitment to the quality of Brazilian public basic education. A mobilization that is already on the social networks, in the media, in meetings and debates promoted by Todos, involving specialists, political leaders, pre-candidates, businessmen, teachers, students, and representatives of civil society. Learn more about it. And on the official campaign website, educacaoja.org.br, you can find materials to be part of this great mobilization that is just beginning! In the coming months, we will have even more actions to impact Brazil for Education Now!
See below some pieces of the campaign :
Basic Education in Miriam Leitão's program
Priscila Cruz, executive president of Todos, was on the GloboNews Miriam Leitão program to debate about priorities in education for the next governments. Joining her was João Carlos Salles, dean of UFBA. Watch
ICMS and Education
Todos's technical note about the project that allows the change in the ICMS was highlighted in several vehicles, among newspapers, websites, and TV, including an editorial from Estadão. See the highlights
Literacy aggravated by pandemic
Jornal Nacional talked to Priscila Cruz about illiteracy in Brazil, based on data analyzed by Todos. Priscila also demanded the MEC's attention in coordinating the states and municipalities. Watch
Also on JN, the executive director Olavo Nogueira Filho talked about the threat of the effects of the pandemic on Enem, whose exams will take place on November 13 and 20. Watch
Annual Meeting is highlighted
The Brazilian press strongly reflected the commitment renewed at the Annual Meeting Education Now 2022, which vocalized the urgency to prioritize Basic Education in the elections and in the next administrations. Check out the highlights
Listening to school principals to show what they think about their job satisfaction, their training and professional development, and their relationship with the Secretary of Education, the survey commissioned from Datafolha was also highlighted in the media. Here are some of the quotes
Homeschooling in the Press
Spokespersons for Todos, such as Priscila Cruz and Olavo Nogueira, helped the country's main media outlets analyze the risks of homeschooling, based on the note that classified its approval as unacceptable and mistaken. Check out the articles
Good experiences in the "Mamilos" Podcast
Priscila Cruz was in one of the main podcasts in the country, Mamilos, to debate with journalists Cris Bartis and Ju Wallauer the challenges of Public Elementary Education and the good experiences in different education systems. Read and listen here
Challenges in the short term
"A Look into the Future", a forum promoted by Rádio Bandeirantes with several specialists to discuss Brazil's prospects in the short term, counted with the participation of Olavo Nogueira Filho. "The federal government has left states and municipalities to their own devices," he said. Watch
Priorities on the Education Agenda
Olavo Nogueira Filho also participated in the Open Classes debate, organized by Canal Futura, highlighting the importance of the Education Now Caravans. "There is no consistent public policy in the school day by day if students and teachers are not involved in the process. We need to really listen to those who are on the school ground," he said. Watch
Quality in Education is only possible with equity
Gabriel Corrêa, All's Educational Policies leader, participated in the live "Inclusion and equity: possible paths", organized by Editora Moderna. The objective was to debate Brazilian educational inequality and the possible paths for the democratization of access and quality. "We have to demand a look at equity from the candidates in these elections," he pondered. Watch
1470 * mentions in the press during the quarter
*data until 06/21
Institutional strengthening actions are fundamental for us to continue to fulfill our mission. Check here for our latest initiatives.
WE ARE PART OF THE GLOBO GROUP'S 'TO WHOM TO DONATE' INITIATIVE
The'To Whom to Donate' is an initiative of the Globo Group that was born in the pandemic and has now been extended to other causes. Carried out in partnership with the collective financing platform Benfeitoria, the project maps out and publicizes impact initiatives, suggesting non-profit organizations that have exemplary work within their themes. Todos is one of them. See
>> Participation in this initiative is directly linked to the organizational goal of consolidating institutional strengthening and internal management efforts.
WHAT LIES AHEAD
The second quarter of 2022 is already over. We are at the beginning of the quarter that will formally mark the start of the electoral campaign, and the challenge is growing: to ensure the commitment of candidates, political, civic and business leaders, and voters, citizens, to guarantee a quality and equitable Basic Education for all children and young people in Brazil.
On behalf of all the people who make up All for Education, collaborators, partners, specialists and organizations allied in this cause, our special thanks to you!
All For Education is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with no ties to political parties. We are privately funded and receive no public funding whatsoever. Learn more here.
Opinion poll with young people - 70%.
With the aim of building a plural Education Now 2022 that reflects the perceptions and demands of a large number of actors in Basic Education, All for Education has been promoting a broad process of listening to people about education and educational policies. This process includes a representative opinion poll with Brazilian students and, for the first time ever, will include state clippings.
Education Now Caravans - 95%.
Our journey across Brazil in the process of listening, dialoguing, and mobilizing pre-candidates, local leaders from various sectors, the school community, and opinion makers will reach these states by August: Pernambuco, Ceará, Maranhão, Pará, and Rio Grande do Sul.
Publication of articles in the press - 50%.
With the objective of technically qualifying the educational debate, we will publish a series of articles signed by the spokespersons for All for Education in the main media outlets in Brazil over the next quarter.
Articulation with presidential pre-candidates - 85%
We are in the final stage of dialogues and interactions with the pre-candidates for the presidency of Brazil.
Panoramas of Basic Education - 95%.
The set of documents brings together the main educational information from the states and the Federal District. This monitoring can support public administrators (and other stakeholders) who want to build quality public debates on Basic Education in their locality and engage in improving educational outcomes.
MEC's Budget Execution Report - 65%
The report, produced since 2020, aims to understand the factors that impacted the availability of resources and the budget execution of the Ministry of Education (MEC), with a focus on Basic Education.