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Little Red School House

May 31, 2019

In this episode, we talk with Brazilian teacher Luiza Fernandes Brandão about the current state of education underneath Bolsonaro. Luiza is a member of Teachers against Party-Free Education. 6 months ago Luiza and another professor were guests on Rev Left Radio. Today we get to check in with Luiza and see how the fight for Brazil's education is doing.

If you want to learn more about Teachers against Party-Free Education, how education in Brazil is organized, or learn about events that have been happening in Brazil here are some links that Luiza shared that will help point you in the right direction:

-This chart explais how the educational system in Brazil is organized.
-We uploaded a short video in English briefly explaining what is the Party Free Education movement.
-Sociologist Sabrina Fernandes also has a video in English breaking down Jair Bolsonaro's election process 
-Sabrina Fernandes also wrote an article a few days ago for Jacobin Magazine.
-This article by Gustavo Ribeiro is not the best but it does paint a broad picture.
-Al Jazeera had an excellent coverage of the protests that happened across Brazil last week against the cuts in education.
You can also reach or follow Teachers against Party-Free Education here:
Twitter: @profscontraoesp


Little Red School House focuses on issues with our current education system and ways we can empower students, educators, and anyone who cares about education.

Shouldn’t people be put before profits? Shouldn’t our children be educated to grow and learn instead of being treated like the means to the financial gain of those in power? If you agree with this so-called “radical” and “revolutionary” perspective, you’ve come to the right place!

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