New Brazilian Law Mandates Obligatory Pre-school Education

Posted on April 6, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Politics, Social Issues

On April 5, 2013, O Estado de São Paulo reported that the Brazilian government has introduced a new law that makes pre-school mandatory for children. The law requires children to be enrolled in school once they turn four years old. It replaces a previous law that required that children start school at the age of six. Pre-school is also now considered the first stage of the Brazilian government’s definition of “basic education,” along with elementary and secondary education. States and municipalities have until 2016 to implement the measures.  Read Article

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