Causes and Effects of Corruption

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Alexandra Galanis
Professor: Petros Vamvakas
International Political Economic Relations
03 October 2013 Proposal A country that I am interested in understanding more and can relate to is the country Brazil. Brazil faces with the topic of corruption in its government. Brazil is an emerging economy, however, what is really holding Brazil back? Brazil not only struggles to improving its education system, but its healthcare and infrastructure. Education in Brazil has been a major issue for years and I know this because I was born there. The public schools in Brazil are not like the ones here in the United States. The public schools here are provided with computers and dedicated teachers, however in Brazil there is no computer access for the students enrolled in public school and in addition many of the teachers do not even show up to class. Brazil does have good universities and in actuality, the public universities are the hardest to get into. However less students are going to college or cannot get into college because of the poor education in public high schools. Students in Brazil who do get a good education have to go to private schools. Private schools are expensive, where the price can range from $500 to $1,000 a month. Most families in Brazil cannot afford for their kids to go to private schools because of the economy. Why hasn’t Brazil fixed the most essential priorities in order for Brazil to “progress”? Brazil is in fact a rich country, but it lacks structure in its government. I want to understand more of Brazil’s government and the roots to its corruption. My main focus would be towards the education system in Brazil. I wanted to choose a topic that I can relate to and the issue of education in Brazil is definitely a topic that I can discuss thoroughly and passionately. I want to understand why Brazil has this problem with education. Why is…...

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