Brazil is seeking to establish itself as a global economic force, but the country's education system trails the world, including other South American countries. In international tests, Brazilian students have among the lowest scores on subjects such as reading, maths and science. In his last year in office, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva -- who did not make it past fourth grade -- is paying more attention to improving education. But some say he has not done enough during his time in office.
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