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Bolsonaro asks Education Minister to prepare resumption of classes in the country

December 26, 2020

Original Article: https://www.gazetadopovo.com.br/republica/breves/bolsonaro-pede-que-ministro-da-educacao-prepare-retomada-de-aulas-no-pais/

The President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, said he had asked the Minister of Education, Milton Ribeiro, to start guiding states and municipalities to resume classes in the country, suspended in person as a measure to contain the new coronavirus.. "The decision is not ours, this is the guidance of the governors and mayors to return to school in Brazil. It is unacceptable, we missed the school year," he said during a weekly live on Facebook. The president also criticized the position of teachers' unions that have rejected the return to schools. Regarding the representative entities of class, Bolsonaro stated that he is a "radical left-wing ideology". "It is very good for them to stay at home. For two reasons: first that for them, the union, does not work, stays at home; and another collaborates so that the girl does not learn more things," he said. The president also revealed that this Friday (18) he will have agendas in the cities of Sinop and Sorriso, in Mato Grosso - one of the states that suffer from forest fires. Despite this, emergency situation recognized by the federal government in Mato Grosso do Sul and sending aid to the neighboring state.

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