Despite spending a lot less than other developed countries on education, New Zealand remains as one of the world's top performers when it comes to educating students. The message here to me is clear; if we placed more value on education and spent closer to what other countries do, our children will achieve at even higher levels.
Have a read of this article from the New Zealand Herald titled: 'NZ top school performer despite low funds'. The article starts:
Despite New Zealand schools receiving lower funding than many other OECD countries, students here are among the world's top achievers, according to a new report.