The State of Education
Every year the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development) weighs in on the global state of education. This year’s report once again underscores the economic benefits of investing in education: Better educated citizens earn more, are less likely to require government handouts, and pay more in taxes—a virtuous cycle. The 497-page report—packed with data on 34 countries—is a good way to track education trends around the world. Here are some highlights from Education at a Glance 2011: OECD Indicators.