Is For-Profit The Future Of Education In Brazil?

Julie Ruvolo, TechCrunch, Jul 21, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

MOOCs meet money in Brazil. Why? It's simple, really: “There’s this dynamic where the A (upper) class pays a ton of money for test prep, and ends up occupying all of the public university spots,” Fisbhen explains. In Brazil, the best universities are public and charge zero tuition. “Seeing as how they’re the best and they’re free, it generates a big willingness to pay. So the prep school industry is a really expensive way for the A class to take the free spots. It’s totally perverse.”

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