Liberal, Incompetence, Financial, Science, Narrative, Oops, Education

An international survey found that the United States spends more than any other developed country in the world on education, but American students trail foreign students consistently on international tests. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States spent an average of $15,171 in 2010 on each student when college or vocational training was factored in—the highest in the world... But all of the money spent does not guarantee success; U.S. fourth-graders ranked 11th in the world in math in 2011; U.S. eighth-graders ranked ninth. Among 15 year-olds in 2009, the math literacy rate was 31st in the world—lower than the international average—while they were 23rd in science.

Government, Incompetence, Oops, Education

Inflation adjusted Cost of a K-12 Public Education, and Percent Change in Achievement of 17 year olds since 1970


As we can see, with the exception of Switzerland, the United States spends more than any other country on education, an average of $91,700 per student between the ages of six and fifteen.