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Policies that cut school expenditures under the premise of “doing more with less” can also contribute to a decrease in high school graduation rates that could easily cancel out those savings. Shutterstock

High school dropouts cost countries a staggering amount of money

While the purpose of education can't be reduced to promoting economic growth, every child out of school represents both lost opportunities — and huge economic costs — for countries.
When separating out apprenticeships and traineeships, it becomes clear that apprenticeships are not in crisis. Shutterstock/SpeedKingz

There is no apprenticeships ‘crisis’ in Australia

The so-called 'crisis' has united both sides of politics, employers and trade unions, but wrongly conflates apprenticeships and traineeships to skew the picture.
Ghana’s education system has been slammed in a new global report. Could making schools more culturally savvy fix the problem? Nic Bothma/EPA

Respecting culture could fix Ghana schools’ problems

Critics of Ghana's education system suggest that making local cultural values a fundamental part of the education system will create a happier, more harmonious society.

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