Brazilian education gets failing grade

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Brazil's scores on international tests of education have been dismal for years. Businesses have no choice but to fill in the gap with on-site remedial education, according to the Christian Science Monitor. At one furniture maker located outside Sao Paulo,

so many employees were having trouble with everyday tasks that managers set up a classroom in the middle of the factory floor to provide impromptu lessons. "When we see that someone can't do something, we take them straight to the classroom and try to explain it...It is common to see people who can't read or write or fill in forms. They have finished secondary school but they can't add without a calculator or fill in a form."

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