David J. Lynch in USA Today in November 2008 reported:
- 93% of all students graduate from high school in South Korea
- A little over 75% of all students graduate from high school in the U.S.
- “An experienced secondary-school teacher makes almost 25% more [in South Korea] than a comparable American teacher
- The South Korean government spends more on education as a percentage to its economy than the U.S.
- South Korean families spend three times more than U.S. families on K-12 education
- South Koreans ranked second on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) math test
- American kids finished 25th of 30 countries on the same PISA match exam
To read the entire article, click on USA could learn from South Korean schools.
Elaine Wu of The Kapi’o Newspress wrote an article in October of 2005. Mrs. Wu mentioned in a 2003 study conducted by UNICEF ranked the United States No. 18 out of 24 nations in terms of the relative effectiveness of its educational system. The study took averages from five different international education studies. To read the entire article, click on This link currently does not work.