Tuesday , 18 June 2024

Fact #3: Overspending on Education in U.S. Doesn't Buy Genius


This is the 3rd in a series of 100 provocative, useful facts about big issues presented every day until the election to help Americans debunk myths, hold better conversations, get involved, and make choices as smarter citizens. Fact #3 reveals that big school outlays do not lead to straight A’s.

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Fact #3* Released: August 1st, 2012 – Education (see Fact #1 here and Fact #2 here)

  • The U.S. spends an average $10,995 in public dollars on each US elementary and secondary student, but other countries spend less to get better reading, math and science test scores.
  • Japan spends $8,301 per student and South Korea spends less, at $6,723, but both outpace US academic performance.
  • The US outlay per student is $2,826 more than the average in industrialized countries.
  • Then again, the biggest spenders per student – Luxembourg, Norway, and Switzerland – have mixed results compared to the US.


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