35 nations spend more of their gdp on education than the usa. can you believe that?

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/edu_edu_spe-education-spending-of-gdp
Update: on the other hand, about 90 countries spend less than us on education, including some who get better results.
Update 2: Public Schools Perform Near Private Ones in Study Sign In to E-Mail This Print By DIANA JEAN SCHEMO Published: July 15, 2006 WASHINGTON, July 14 — The Education Department reported on Friday that children in public schools generally performed as well or better in reading and mathematics than comparable... show more Public Schools Perform Near Private Ones in Study

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By DIANA JEAN SCHEMO
Published: July 15, 2006

WASHINGTON, July 14 — The Education Department reported on Friday that children in public schools generally performed as well or better in reading and mathematics than comparable children in private schools. The exception was in eighth-grade reading, where the private school counterparts fared better.
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The report, which compared fourth- and eighth-grade reading and math scores in 2003 from nearly 7,000 public schools and more than 530 private schools, found that fourth graders attending public school did significantly better in math than comparable fourth graders in private schools. Additionally, it found that students in conservative Christian schools lagged significantly behind their counterparts in public schools on eighth-grade math.
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