OECD on Irish Education Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Today the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued their annual report on education among OECD countries, Education at a Glance 2007. The report found that Ireland spends less on education than most industrialised countries with class sizes among the largest, at 25 student per class.

Overall, Ireland spends 4.6 per cent of its GDP on education compared to the OECD average of 5.8 per cent. "We should be near the top of the league, not at the bottom," John White of ASTI said.

The Irish Times article, and the OECD report is linked here and you can download the full PDF of the Education at a Glance 2007 report.