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Brazil’s 10-Year Education Plan Sanctioned by Rousseff

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost four years of debates in Congress, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff finally signed into law the country’s new ten-year National Educational Plan (PNE). Among the PNE’s goals are investments of ten percent of the country’s GDP in education by 2024.

Currently the federal government allocates 6.4 percent of the country’s GDP to the sector. In addition, a law passed last year by Congress already approved earmarking 75 percent of petroleum royalties and fifty percent of all sub-salt layer oil royalties for education.

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