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  •  Something is seriously broken (0+ / 0-)

    The following figures are in USD by country as of 2007
    USA spends $10,559 per student per year
    Germany spends less than $7,000 per student per year
    France spends less than $8,000 per student per year
    Finland spends about $7,000 per student per year
    Japan spends about than $8,000 per student per year

    Germany, France, Finland, and Japan all spend less money on each student.  Each of those school systems prepare people either vocationally for a good job, or for college based on aptitude and desire for higher learning.  Most of these countries also offer University education at a far lower cost than the USA, often free to the student as long as they fail no more than three classes.

    Because of this I say that there is something seriously wrong with the education system in America. Simply throwing more money at the problem will not change things in any drastic way.  We need major across the board reforms. We need to study what works in Japan, Australia, Germany, France, etc and incorporate it in the the USA education system.

    Increasing $ in the system has drastically increased the cost of Universities. Inflation in Secondary education outpaces medical. A large part of this is the way the federal government provides funding encourages universities to increase tuition to maximize government funding.  This increased income is the spent not on teachers or improving equipment, but on cronyism, creating special meaningless jobs for those in the position to give those jobs.

    The cost to attend my university has increased over 350% in the last 10 years.....something is seriously wrong.  This will lead to more low information voters, and more people willing to work for peanuts....Anyone want to guess what that will equate to?

    Education/Medical/General Index Inflation Chart
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