Brazilian Education – Week 5 – Class Notes


On Tuesday’s class we had the honor of listening to Professor Henry Levin, from Columbia University, will give a talk on his “Benefit Cost Analysis of the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)

What I got out of the talk was that measures can be taken to improve education – and they are not highly complex or impossible to implement – students need a little bit of support – scaffolding. Tax payers, policy makers and budget administrators have to come to realize that the more you invest in education, the better off the country will be in the future not only as a society but also financially. Hard to believe but it makes complete sense – the better education one has, the higher salary the have, the more taxes they pay.


Notes from the reading are here…