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Brazil: Sao Paolo student say no to education reform03:03

Brazil: Sao Paolo student say no to education reform

Brazil, Sao Paulo
August 24, 2018 at 20:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of students took to the streets of Sao Paulo on Friday to protest against education reform as well as measures to reduce public spending by President of Brazil Michel Temer.

"This government is attacking us. Our goal is to stop the reform. We will not give up and will continue to protest," said two girls, who participated in the protest.

The wave of youth resistance to the austerity policies of President Michel Temer has started in 2016, with students across Brazil organising marches and occupying school buildings.

Apart from budget cuts, the education reform would lengthen the school day and make optional some subjects like arts and physical education that have previously been required.

It is expected that the reform will take effect in 2019.

Brazil: Sao Paolo student say no to education reform03:03
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Hundreds of students took to the streets of Sao Paulo on Friday to protest against education reform as well as measures to reduce public spending by President of Brazil Michel Temer.

"This government is attacking us. Our goal is to stop the reform. We will not give up and will continue to protest," said two girls, who participated in the protest.

The wave of youth resistance to the austerity policies of President Michel Temer has started in 2016, with students across Brazil organising marches and occupying school buildings.

Apart from budget cuts, the education reform would lengthen the school day and make optional some subjects like arts and physical education that have previously been required.

It is expected that the reform will take effect in 2019.

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