The Bottom Line
- Finland’s gains have been accomplished with almost exclusive public funding of education, which includes higher and adult education. In 2007 Finland spent 5.6% of its GDP on education. This compares to 7.6% in the US. Norway, another small, homogeneous Nordic nation spends almost as much as the US and performs about as well, which is way below Finland. Clearly, money is rarely the solution to the problems of education systems.
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