This article addresses Brazilian Secondary Education’s recurrent features, aiming to reflect on its restructuring proposal contained in Law 13.415/17. With no concern of making an exhaustive analysis of this law, the text focuses on discussing aspects that characterize Brazilian High Schooland that are present in the current legislation. The article then discusses its implications to young people’s relationship with this level of education in the current context of its massification. Secondary Education is characterized as a field of disputes around different educational projects that differ in terms of political conceptions and perspectives regarding issues lived by Brazilian youth. The analysis concludes that the ongoing reform in Brazil has other interests beyond youth’s demands.
High school; Educational policies; Youth.