Access to Technology versus Manaus: Brazil’s Conflicting Goals

Among the thirteen pillars of President Dilma Rousseff’s mandate,  number 7 and 8 are about education and technology: 7. To guarantee education for social equality, citizenship, and development. 8. Transform Brazil into a scientific and technological power. A goal that falls in line with both of these pillars is to make computers more accessible to kids. Brazil would be smart to follow the lead of the one laptop per child concept. Undoubtedly the most important learning tool available, a computer is a window into the  universe and a...

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