| Apr 11, 2019
6th Report | Quality Education to Brazilian Children - Educacao Ja! (Education Now!)
First quarter of 2019: together we have done a lot for Education!
In the last report (Jan 19), you could see that the year of 2018 was a year of many achievements for Todos Pela Educação (All For Education – Todos). To build up Educação Já! (Education Now!), an initiative with strategies to implement structuring changes in the Brazilian Basic Education, coordinated by a diverse and supra-party group of experts, was a step forward!
We entered in 2019 with the precise focus: to advance the agenda of Education Now! In this first quarter, we have been massively transferring our knowledge to representatives of public power, in addition to monitoring the indicators that attest to the learning of Brazilian students. Without leaving aside, of course, the engagement of key actors of society in favor of transformative changes in Basic Education.
Early in the year, we held talks with the Executive and Basic Education Departments of the Ministry of Education. Introducing the Education Now!, and the developments of each of the seven priority measures seeking a qualitative leap on Brazilian Basic Education.
In this sense, we also met with parliamentarians and municipal managers of Education, in addition to drafting a bill that regulates funding for more redistributive and quality-inducing education.
In February, in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), we brought together the most renowned national and international specialists in education to discuss the first steps to implement public policy’s priorities for advancing the subject area. The International Seminar “Education Now! - Priorities for Basic Education and the challenges of implementation” was a success, the audience was full of influential people on the subject and had a great media repercussion.
March’s highlight was the monitoring of our Goal 3 - every student with appropriate learning to its age and school year. The analysis of the data revealed that there are consistent advances in the initial stage of elementary education, but that the general learning scenario remains critical.
As information, Todos Pela Educacao, at its foundation in 2006 defined five goals to achieve quality and equity education.
1. Every kid and youth between 4 and 17 must be at school;
2. Every child fully literate by the age of 8;
3. Every student with appropriate learning to their age and school year;
4. Students to complete high school by the age of 19;
5. Expanded and well managed education funding.
The first quarter of 2019 is over. We still have many months ahead untill the end of the year, and a challenge as big as Brazil: guarantee a Basic Education with quality and equity for every children and young people of the Country.
All together we go far! Todos Pela Educacao!