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« on: November 17, 2011, 01:29:53 PM »

Don't know if this will end up in politics, but I found this comment interesting:
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The Greek public-school system is the site of breathtaking inefficiency: one of the lowest-ranked systems in Europe, it nonetheless employs four times as many teachers per pupil as the highest-ranked, Finland’s. Greeks who send their children to public schools simply assume that they will need to hire private tutors to make sure they actually learn something.
http://www.vanityfair.com/business/features/2010/10/greeks-bearing-bonds-201010
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 01:35:21 PM »

but.....but.....but.....I thought that having smaller class sizes and more teachers would make the lion lie down with the lamb, jews and arabs have peace, and tv dinners finally cooked all the way through in one shot!

You mean that it doesn't work? Im shocked!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 01:46:43 PM »

After reading this article, I'm sure american teachers will be so angry that there are teachers g in greece getting paid more for doing less to educate than what they are doing!
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 08:18:01 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2011, 01:53:30 AM »

If you are really interested in the Greek educational system, this is a more informative read:
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/44/21/48657344.pdf

In 1997, 56% of 25-64 year-olds had not completed upper secondary education, 29% had completed upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education, and 16% had completed tertiary education. Twelve years later, the numbers looked very different: 39% of 25-64 year-olds had not completed upper secondary education, while 38% had completed upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education, and 24% had completed tertiary education (Table A1.4).

A comparison of educational attainment between 25-34 year-olds and 55-64 year-olds shows that Greece has seen a 35 percentage-point increase in the proportion of those who have attained at least an upper secondary education – from 40% among the older cohort to 75% among younger Greeks (Chart A1.2). Overall, in 2009, 61% of 25-64 year-olds had attained at least an upper secondary education. In addition, more young adults are enrolling in post-secondary studies: the proportion of 20-24 year-olds in education rose from 31.9% in 1997 to 47.2% in 2009 (Table C4.4).


Recommendations are also provided in the document.

For some reason the 2011 Legatum Prosperity Index ranks Greece ahead of Germany and Israel in the education category:
http://www.prosperity.com/education.aspx
That makes little sense to me based on what I know.


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