The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
released their 2011 Education at a Glance report
with surprising results. The United States still leads the world in having a college-educated workforce, but it is the only country among the G-20 (Group of Twenty)
member countries whose incoming workers are less educated than those retiring. Report charts show how these countries share the over 39 million postsecondary degrees awarded to people ages 55 to 64 years old and the 81 million degrees awarded to those ages 25 to 34 years old. Because of its older workers, America still ranks in the top five most-educated countries among the G-20, but it drops to 15th among those ages 25 to 34. Read more about the effects of this phenomenon on Education Week
. The OECD report also addresses the questions “Are students who enjoy reading better readers?” and “How much is spent per student?” among others regarding gender, background, and more.
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