Safesex wanted to know how I could explain Australia’s better educational results despite the fact that his country spent more money on education than the USA, which I have asserted is counterproductive where literacy is concerned. I haven’t looked up literacy rates and I’ll have more complete information soon, but I think I can answer his question about the apparent dichotomy now: there isn’t one. Australia spends less money per student.
According to the recently released OECD Education at a Glance 2004 report, the four countries which spend the most per student on education are:
1. The United States