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Brazil has an admirable University System that's being threatened by its president


Different from the US, when you finish Highschool in Brazil you may choose to take an exam called Vestibular, in which if you get a good enough score, it allows you to enter the federal University of your choosing. Your highschool record doesn't count, your extra activities neither. We also have an excelent and progressive form of allowing black and poor students to enter universities called Quotas. Basically, if you graduated highschool from public schools, which are pretty uneven when compared to private schools, you can achieve a lower score and still be able to get in.Once you are in using the system of quotas for low income (regardless if you are a POC or not), you are helped by the university, which gives you free lunch and dinner at the uni's restaurants, a certain amount of cash for whatever materials you may need along the semester, bus tickets for the whole month and if you live in another city, you have the chance of gaining access to the public apartments near the campi (it's very tight on vacancy, but it still helps).The universities are free and this is great. Well, it was great since tropical Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, started his pointless hunt for post modern neo-marxism, kind of like Jordan Peterson does in your country, but worse because he's the president. He now plans on opening the universities for companies to Invest Money on researches because he refuses to invest money from the goverment on majors such as Philosophy, Arts, Drama and Sociology. He believes these majors don't help society at all and that the most important majors are Medicine and Nursery. Bolsonaro and the Education Minister developed this new project without consulting any of the Deans. At first glance this would seems like a good idea, but the imparciality of science is at risk. via /r/education https://ift.tt/2yYDv6k


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