| Nov 30, 2020
Third quarter of 2020: with your help, we put Basic Education on the agenda of Brazilian elections
August 2020 will be marked in the history of Brazilian Education: we have made a permanent education funding policy focused on reducing inequalities and encouraging the advancement of public educational quality. A victory of Basic Education, a victory for all of us and also of All for Education which, over the last 3 years, advocates for its approval in the National Congress and works intensely to qualify the debate - by conducting studies and technical surveys, analyses and simulations.
Alongside this great achievement, other important themes emerge on the horizon close to Basic Education, still in reflection of the pandemic. This year, Brazilians will elect representatives of the municipal Executive Branch and Legislative Branch. If the exchange of public management is a challenging scenario for educational policies, the difficulties of the transition of the new governments will be raised to another level, given the effects of the crisis caused by Covid-19.
Therefore, qualifying the theme of Education in the 2020 elections is urgent and impels us since August. In addition to providing educational data overviews by states and capitals, and state analyses of the Brazilian education quality, we launched the Education Now Municipalities initiative, which comprises different actions: a technical document, which provides policy recommendations to address the emergency challenges of returning to classes and boosting the quality of Education in the period between 2021-2024; an educational data panel that allows the download of customized reports by municipality; a series of online interviews with candidates running for mayor of some of the largest capitals of different regions of the Country; and a webinar discussing Education in elections with a minister of the Brazilian Supreme Court.
The year 2020 is almost over and, even with the undetermined effects due to closing all schools for a record time, we were able to carry out important actions for Brazilian Education. Your help has allowed us to raise and put on the agenda the debate on public education for what really matters: improving the quality of education based on scientific evidence in Brazil and abroad. We will continue united by the challenge of ensuring Basic Education with quality and equal opportunities for all Brazilian children and young people.
Together we go further!