Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Brazil: College Education and Growth Challenges

This picture here summarizes the biggest challenge faced by Brazil and the shambolic state of our educational system.

Not only Brazil ranks last in terms of people with college degrees,  we can see no improvements between my father's generation and my own generation. If Brazil ever wants to become a first-world country, it must not only increase the quantity but the quality of all levels of education.

It is easy to say that you want to follow Korea, but their evolution shows how difficult this is. Unfortunately, this takes time and the current rate of progress is abismal. It is not a matter of money (which is relatively easy) but of how well it is spent....