Educational content, in the form of slideshows to be projected in classrooms in public schools in Brazil, contains many errors. A judge suspended the distribution of this material.
There are beaches in Sao Paulo, a city located tens of kilometers from the coast, and polluted water causes Alzheimer’s disease: faced with the accumulation of the most absurd errors, a Brazilian judge suspended this Monday the distribution of digital educational materials.
This content, in the form of slideshows to be projected in classrooms in public schools, had been prepared by the Education Secretariat of the State of Sao Paulo, the most populous in Brazil.
On one of them, we can read for example that the city of Sao Paulo has beaches, even though the closest one is more than 70 km away. Another document misleads students by claiming that water polluted with mercury can cause Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
Circulation of this content suspended
If they had followed this educational material to the letter, the teachers would also mention a discovery by the physicist Leon Foucault dating from 1985, even though the latter died in 1868.
Judge Simone Rodrigues, of the Sao Paulo Justice Court, ordered the suspension of the circulation of these contents “until they are corrected”, so as “not to compromise the quality of education”.
According to the G1 news site, Sao Paulo state authorities corrected the errors and fired those responsible.
The government of Sao Paulo had already sparked controversy last month, by announcing the replacement of school textbooks with digital versions in many public establishments from next year.
Source: BFM TV