Education is a major component of well-being and is used in the measure of economic development and quality of life, which is a key factor determining whether a country is a developed, developing, or underdeveloped nation.
Brazil in categories of reading, science, and mathematics in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Latin America's biggest and most populous nation remains a long way behind the OECD average and in most cases lags behind most of its Latin American neighbors.
USP (among the most prestigious universities in Brazil)
speech of the President of Brazil
The PISA test, is given to measure “ people’s ability to use their knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges," was administered in 65 school systems around the world. In reading proficiency, Brazil placed 53rd. In math and science it was 57th.