Needs and possibilities for the financing of Brazilian education in the national education plan

The agenda of the new National Education Plan (PNE) reflects the necessary expansion of access to education and improvement in the quality of the levels and types of education. This legitimate desire of the Brazilian society will require changes in the structure of education funding, with inevitable long-term impacts. To accomplish these changes it is essential to identify the needs and possibilities/limitations with regard to the financing of educational actions. This article aims to map the educational needs and to elaborate some simulations on possible sources of additional resources that would allow achieving the goals of the new PNE. It is expected, therefore, to assist policymakers and implementers of educational policies in choosing alternatives that indicate greater effectiveness and feasibility.

Financing; Education; GDP

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