Trump: U.S. spends more than 'almost any other major country' on education. According to the OECD, Switzerland spends the most per student at $15,500 per student, followed by Norway, and then the United States. Switzerland ranks first on the Global Competitiveness Index, which ranks economic strength. Norway is a not-too-shabby 11th place.What is the best country in education?
South Korea tops the rankings, followed by Japan (2nd), Singapore (3rd) and Hong Kong (4th). All these countries’ education systems prize effort above inherited ‘smartness’, have clear learning outcomes and goalposts, and have a strong culture of accountability and engagement among a broad community of stakeholders.What are the States ranked in education?
The top states for education are Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts, according to the index. The bottom states are Louisiana, West Virginia, Mississippi, and in last place, Nevada.