A new OECD report shows the government spends less per primary-age student on education than most other comparable countries. We’re about the same on secondary, but again not so good on tertiary. Oh, and teachers work longer hours.

The Herald has an interesting analysis, but leaves open some big questions: what about ECE?
And does the relatively high overall spending reflect the fact that we have a young population or is it that the total figure includes student loans? Or is it just that charter schools and national standards are really, really expensive?