U.S. Education Spending and Performance vs. The World [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’ve put together this infographic that compares the United States’ education spend and performance versus eleven countries.  The U.S. is the clear leader in total annual spending but ranks 9th in Science performance and 10th in Math.

During this year’s State of the Union Address, President Obama put out the call to “prepare 100,000 new teachers in the fields of science and technology and engineering and math.”  While the need is there to improve student performance in these subjects, the question remains: Are Americans ready to rise to the occasion?

How much does annual spending per child impact educational outcomes?  What role will teachers play in improving math and science scores? How are you making a change in education? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook and Twitter!

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