Mexico spends less on education than other OECD countries

Mexico ranks last among per capita last in annual spending per student among OECD countries. (Reuters)
Mexico ranks last among per capita last in annual spending per student among OECD countries. (Reuters)

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The Mexican government ranks last in annual spending per student among the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, according to a new report made public on Tuesday.

The OECD report, “Education at a Glance 2015,” also revealed that Mexico spends less then $4,000 per student compared to the OECD average of around $10,000.

The findings come despite seeing an increase in investment towards education as a percentage of the country’s GDP, which rose from 4.4 percent in 2000 to 5.2 percent in 2012.

The OECD survey went on to warn that inequalities in education produce serious consequences as on economic and social inequalities due to “its strong links to employment, earnings, overall wealth and the well-being of individuals.”

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