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While I agree that here in the U.S. we need to be supporting our education system and students FAR more than we currently do, a lot of the information on this infograph isn’t helpful. Any of the stats that deal with the number of people (not percentage of population), doesn’t matter. China and India have HUGE populations compared to the U.S., so it only makes sense that they would have more people enrolling. That would be like comparing the amount of people in the U.S. who attend college vs. the amount of people in Liechtenstein who attend college. Secondly, the graph showing India’s investment in education DOES show that India has increased their educational spending, but it would’ve been nice to have seen a comparable graph for the U.S.’s spending on education over the same time period. These points end up skewing information on the graph and make it less reliable.
The big cause of the US falling behind in education is all the anti-education campaigners in the US. Claiming scientific facts are not true because a two thousand year old book of faerie-tales says so is doing *FAR* more damage than all the other countries put together.