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Britain ranked 30th in worldwide education league

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2479081/Br...

From The Mail

New Zealand came top in education, followed by Australia, Canada, Norway and the US. Earlier this month a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found England was the only wealthy country where school-leavers are worse at maths and reading than their grandparents.

The latest study, compiled by the  Legatum Institute, a London-based think-tank, used internationally recognised sources of information including data from Unesco that cover 96 per cent of the world’s population and 99 per cent of global gross domestic product.

It placed Britain as the 16th best place to live overall in its annual prosperity index using nine  categories that also include health, safety and security and personal freedom.

This was a drop of three places from last year.

The standard of education was based on factors including pupils-to-teacher ratio, the level of  secondary education reached by workers and enrolment in universities and other higher education.

Programme director Nathan Gamester said: ‘In the UK’s instance, one of the biggest drivers in decline was the level of secondary education per worker. Secondary education completion rates have fallen, while those in Germany – which has gone up eight places – have risen.

‘Policies are needed that keep pupils in schools longer and reverse the drop-out rate to make sure they have the skills and experience to compete with other countries.’

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