The theme from the editorial staff of this year’s Enem, “Invisibility and civil registration: guaranteeing access to citizenship in Brazil”, is the perfect example of everything that is wrong not only with the exam but also with Tupiniquim education. And the most curious thing is that I saw conservative celebrating the fact that it was not an explicitly progressive agenda like, I don’t know, neutral language or other chimeras. To get an idea of the level of indoctrination here.
Nor will I talk about the evidently unwanted rhyme in the enunciation of the theme. After all, we are very, very, very far (distant even, in case you were in doubt) to train teachers capable of understanding and rejecting this type of problem, let alone admire when the writer juggles to create a sentence without echoes or other language vices. The interesting thing is that it’s the same old group that extols the genius of some writers that I’m going to tell you about, huh?
The first real problem I see in the issue of writing Enem, as well as in Enem itself, is the country’s commitment, as a society, to a planned and egalitarian education – and, consequently , leveled from below. When Enem was created, back in the remote year of 1280, I remember seeing educators filling their mouths to speak in a true educational revolution in Brazil. They were right, but for other reasons. Like every revolution, this one also left behind a scorched earth scene.