9 million Brazilian teens take philosophy classes 2 hours each week due to a 2008 mandate

"... they study philosophy two hours each week because of a 2008 law that mandates philosophy instruction in all Brazilian high schools. Nine million teenagers now take philosophy classes for three years."

Source: Carlos Fraenkel, "Citizen Philosophers: An Experiment in Democracy in Brazil's Public Schools," UTNE Reader, Sept.-Oct. 2012. 8. http://www.utne.com/politics/philosophy-classes-zm0z12sozlin.aspx [verified 4/17/14]

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