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Editorial: Education picture not all rosy

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New Zealand's education system is in reasonable shape.

That is one conclusion from an annual OECD survey, Education at a Glance. The population is becoming better educated, which can only be a positive trend, and the percentage of women taking science and technology courses is among the highest in the world.

Encouragingly, many, many young New Zealander are enrolled in some form of education.
New Zealand continues to invest heavily in education.

For the past few years public expenditure across all levels of education has been around 19 per cent of total government spending. The OECD average has been around 11 per cent.

The country's education system reaches a significant number of youngsters at the start of their lives. Some........

© New Zealand Herald