The three judge panel in the court of second instance refused even to examine the test results, which give a passing grade to both of their sons, Jonatas and Davi de Andrade Nunes Amorim, 14 and 15, for a series of highly rigorous tests on a variety of subjects, including mathematics, geography, science, history, Portuguese, English, arts, and physical education.
Despite national assessments showing abysmal results from the Brazilian public education system, one of the three judges claimed in his written verdict that "the quality of our education is undeniable. If we compare ourselves, for example, average Brazilian citizens with average North American citizens, the conclusion is devastating. North Americans know little...in comparison to Brazilians. Our schooling is, to the contrary, very good in comparison to other countries." Full story...