A new Fundef? Anísio Teixeira's ideas

Professor Anísio Teixeira in the sixties, concerned with the financing of the education, presented a proposal of how to define and implement a fund to guarantee permanent resources for the primary teaching. In his methodological aspects, the fund now created by the Government, called "Fund for the Maintenance and Development of the Fundamental Teaching and of Valorization of the Teaching (Fundef)", resembles the original proposal presented by Anísio Teixeira. There exist, however, important and fundamental differences, due to the fact that in Teixeira's proposal the total volume of resources is calculated from the establishment of the teachers' wage. In this study it is presented the similarities and differences between the two Funds and a simulation is performed, resulting in what one could call "A new Fundef", based on Teixeira's ideas. As a result it is obtained values perfectly viable to be financed by an economy of the dimension of the Brazilian's as pointed out by in the study presented by Anísio Teixeira in the book Educação é um direito.

Financing; Fundamental teaching; Fund; Fundef

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