Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro on Monday sacked his education minister, an ultraconservative who had drawn public ire over a range of controversial proposals including a revision of school textbooks to deny the 1964 military coup.
Days after celebrating the anniversary of the military coup that led to Brazil's last dictatorship, the government of President Jair Bolsonaro is pushing for a revision of the history curriculum for the country's schools.
Brazil’s new right-wing government requested on Monday that schools film their students singing the national anthem and that a message including President Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign slogan be read aloud to classes.
School textbooks in Brazil will no longer need to highlight the country's ethnic diversity under rule changes brought in under the government of new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has chosen Ricardo Vélez Rodriguez, a Colombian professor naturalized Brazilian, to be the next Minister of Education. The late Friday announcement happened on social media and is considered a bow to the evangelical Christian backers of the elected president.