An Inclusive Litany


The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released a report concluding that Irish students ranked second highest for reading and fifth for math among 32 industrial nations. "But the OECD sounded a disapproving note," reports the Irish Times, "pointing out that education spending in the Republic [of Ireland] is significantly lower than in many developed states. It suggests that students here are forced to work harder to achieve their grades because of lack of investment."

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