Private education spending in Australia soars ahead of other countries

Boys from a private high school. Australia is among the highest contributors to education spending in the world, at about 6% of gross domestic product. Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP The proportion of public money being spent on private schooling in Australia is higher than in any other advanced economy and has increased significantly over the last decade, a new report reveals. TheĀ Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentĀ released on Tuesday night its annual education at a glance report, a major compendium of statistics measuring the state of education across the world. The…

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