Next time someone tells you New Zealand doesn’t spend enough on education show them this:
The amount spent isn’t necessarily a measure of success.
The quality of spending is at least as important as the quantity and it’s not just what is spent, but how and where it’s spent.
There is debate about the quality, how and where of spending. It is possible to find arguments in favour of increasing the amount that’s spent too.
But they lose some of their strength when we top the OECD for spending on public education as a percentage of public expenditure.