Brazil: Thousands Protest Against Education Cuts

Demonstrators in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro denounce decision in July to cut $87m from budget for school textbooks.

Thousands of students and teachers have protested across Brazil against President Jair Bolsonaro's federal cuts in education spending.

Union leaders called for a strike on Tuesday in the education sector, denouncing funding cuts from elementary schools to higher public education and plans to open federal universities to private investment.

The government said it is implementing the cuts across the board and in an equal way.

In Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, hundreds of protesters took to the streets denouncing the cutbacks.

- Read More: Aljazeera


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