In late September, Brazil’s Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of allowing religious education in public schools to be taught by people promoting their own faith. In an email interview, Simon Schwartzman discusses the implications of the decision and how Brazil’s education system is faring as a whole.
Ghana’s government has recently implemented two significant education reform policies: free secondary school education and new qualifications for teachers. In an email interview, Veronica Dzeagu discusses the state of Ghana’s education system and why attempts to reform it have proven so challenging.
In July, the highest Dutch court ruled that the government had to fund an Islamic secondary school, only the second of its kind in the Netherlands. In an email interview, Edith Hooge explains what makes Dutch education unique and how it is responding to the needs and pressures of its diverse population.