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Inclusive Education is at Risk in Brazil

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A young girl who does not attend school, living in an institution in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 6, 2016. © 2016 Human Rights Watch On August 17, Brazilian Minister of Education Milton Ribeiro made harmful remarks about children with disabilities, saying they “disturbed” other students and that some are “impossible to live with.” Later, he apologized to “those who were offended” but insisted the government does not want what he called “inclusivism.” Unfortunately, Ribeiro’s remarks are consistent with other recent moves in Brazil to undermine quality inclusive…

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