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FGV survey: Literacy in Brazil regressed 15 years during the pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The survey by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) points out that in 2019, the rate of children out of school stood at 1.39%. In 2020, this figure jumped to 5.5%.

The reasons that exacerbated the situation were school dropouts and little time in the classroom, due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus. In addition, investments considered crucial to recover the pre-pandemic educational level were reduced in 93.5% of Brazilian municipalities, from January to August 2021, according to the National Mayors Front (FNP).

FGV researcher and economist Marcelo Neri says there . . .

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