Brown Bag Series: The role of courts in Brazil and the United States in promoting equal educational opportunities by Adriana Dragone Silveira

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Zoom Meeting - Virtual

Brown Bag Lecture Series

The purpose of this investigation is to analyze, from a comparative perspective, the right to education in Brazil and the United States, seeking to understand the role of courts in promoting educational reforms. This study describes and analyzes two selected cases, New York, United States, and São Paulo, Brazil, to understand the context and the content of court decisions and its effects in educational policies.


Dr. Adriana Dragone Silveira has been associate professor at Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Department of School Planning and Administration, School of Education, since 2011.During the 2018-2019 academic year, she was Visiting Scholar at Teacher’s College, Columbia University and developed a comparative analysis of education litigation in the cities of São Paulo and New York.The current research examines analyzes the effect of litigation in policy and planning at the municipal and state levels, seeking to evaluate impacts on equity. Silveira is part of a national task force to assess the costs of high-quality education in Brazil and establish a national standard for local expenditures.


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