| Sep 3, 2020
Second quarter of 2020: Brazil will now have more resources destined to K12 Education
With your help, Brazil will now have more resources destined to Education of the poorest students
The year 2020 has put to the test the ability of reinvention and quick readjustment of routes for everyone. There are thousands of teachers at home teaching as they learn and millions of students having to give a new meaning to their relationship with the learning process. In Todos Pela Educação, the quick adaptation to this unprecedented scenario was no different. Convinced that the price of immobilism means the expansion of inequality for thousands of students, we’ve added to our planning for the year a new axis of actions which aim to contribute directly to handling the educational challenges brought by the pandemic.
Thus, the initiatives of the last quarter dialogued with the emergencies, such as remote education and returning to school, but also with the historical challenges of Education, such as the intense advocacy of Todos Pela Educação for a new financing policy for Basic Education, an action that resulted in its approval in the House of Representatives at the end of July. And look: after years of studies, political incidence and mobilization of key actors by Todos Pela Educação, the Brazilian National Congress enacted this mechanism so important for our public education already in August.
Moreover, one of the great highlights of the last period was the online meeting of Todos Pela Educação “Basic Education in the new scenario: adaptation and transformation”. The initiative, which mobilized an important part of the educational public debate to follow discussions about the urgencies of the current context and, at the same time, on the structural changes that become even more necessary, was record of audience on our YouTube channel, reaching an audience of over 60 thousand people so far. In addition to gathering prominent names to discuss Education in the face of the pandemic, the meeting articulated the main topics of interest and studies carried out by Todos Pela Educação during the period: the technical notes on the challenges of remote education and returning to school, as well as the study on the fiscal impact of the pandemic on the educational networks.
Despite the challenges, Brazilian Public Basic Education has had a great victory in last months with a new Fundeb (Fund for the Maintenance and Development for the Basic Education), but the struggle continues; there is still much to do to ensure a quality education and equal opportunities for all children and young people in the Country, especially now that the pandemic of the new coronavirus has deepened the inequalities - which were already huge - of Brazil.
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