How to Improve Brazilian Public Education

José Francisco Soares, President of INEP, Brazil’s National Institute of Educational Studies and Research, and Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, discusses public education in Brazil and outlines three key areas for improvement. Soares was at Yale in March 2015 for “Leading Educational Reforms: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead,” the second leadership program for Brazilian leaders hosted by Yale and organized in conjunction with the Lemann Foundation. This video is part of the Yale Global Perspectives series. To learn more about Yale and Brazil, visit