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Secondary education financing in Brazil: from a good school for few to a cheap, mass public one

This paper surveys the amount of public funds allocated to secondary schools in Brazil. It analyzes more particularly state expenditures, which account for 82% of enrolments (95% of the public network). It also explores federal spending for its vocational technical school network, which, albeit small, actually offers quality education. The authors also estimate the public funds spent in vocational training via system S. Finally, in the framework of the discussions of the 2011-2020 National Education Plan, they try to calculate the resources needed to finance quality, integrated secondary education.

Financing of secondary education; High school quality; Spending per pupil in secondary education

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