Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Economic Barriers from AMM

• What percentages of governments’ budgets go towards education? Specifically within OECD countries.
o The top three nations (Finland, Korea, and Canada) spent 4% of their budgets, in 2014. The average for OECD nations was 3.8%, yet the United States was slightly less (3.7%).
o For a better visual, see here:
• How many countries have primary public education?
o Most countries have free, compulsory primary education.
o Most countries require the beginning of secondary education. (Africa, is the only continent where this is predominantly untrue.)
o Completion of secondary education, is not mandatory in most countries though, regardless if it is tuition free.

• Public education in states, federal funds, K-12 education funding
• Barrier #1:
o Federal funding for public schools in U.S., K-12 education
o Provide teachers’ professional development and training
o Provide help for students who do not speak English
o Supply scientifically based research for better instruction to students
• Barrier #2:
o Cost of HIV/AIDS
o Money spent on teacher’s salaries that include absences due to HIV-related illnesses
o Money spent on educating teachers on how to cope with HIV/AIDS

NCEE » Comparative Data for Top Performing Countries. (n.d.). Retrieved February 12, 2015, from
Education - WORLD Policy Forum. (n.d.). Retrieved February 12, 2015, from
Grassly, N., Desai, K., Pegurri, E., Sikazwe, A., Malambo, I., Siamatowe, C., & Bundy, D. (2003). The economic impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in Zambia. AIDS, 17(7), 1039-1044. file:///Users/922slee/Downloads/The_economic_impact_of_HIV_AIDS_on_the_education.13.pdf

Archived: 10 Fact About K-12 Education Funding. (n.d.).

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