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November 25, 2015 6:43 am

OECD Report Ranks Israel Among Highest-Educated Countries in Developed World

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Israel has one of the highest-educated populations of any country in the developed world. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel has one of the highest-educated populations of any country in the developed world. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Israel has one of the highest-educated populations of any country in the developed world, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) latest global education report, released on Tuesday.

The “Education at a Glance 2015” report found that 85 percent of Israelis ages 25-64 have completed upper secondary education, compared with the OECD average of 76 percent. And 49 percent of Israelis in that age group went on to tertiary education (universities or colleges), compared with the OECD average of 34 percent — the second-highest rate of any country in the 34-member nation OECD.

Israel also had a low high school dropout rate of 14.6 percent, compared with the OECD average of 24.7 percent.

“Israel has the highest percentage of adults between the ages of 55-64 who have acquired tertiary education, almost twice the OECD average, and Israel is above the OECD average in its tertiary-educated population among every age group,” the findings said.

The report said Israel was one of only a handful of countries to increase its investment in education even during the global financial crisis, devoting 6.5 percent of its gross domestic product to its education system. Nevertheless, “Israel still spends less per student for all services, across all education levels, than the OECD average,” the report said.

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  • Florres

    If this were 1200 years ago with our society-wide mandatory bar mitzvah, and weekly Torah, and Talmud readings, we would be alone as a whole society for the class educated.

    The world bullied us, censored, stole our ideas, used evil self-hating greedy Jews, and ethnically cleansed us, stole our babies, and killed us randomly, until it could catch up to our secret.

    Now we are way behind, but they beyond, I mean beyond cheated, and they will continue to forge history and cheat worse.

    Imagine if we had our full country and rights, with our full culture 1200 years ago until today.

    All evil combined will never equal the evils of antisemitism. Part of it is no one, least most Jews, get it at all. You will be stupider if you are hated, anti-Semitism was not our evolutionary impetus to get smart, it is what made us stupid.

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