In the 1960s U.S. participation rates in secondary education were the highest in the world. This is no longer true. According to the OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) data…enrollment rates of 16 and 17 year olds in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden all exceed U.S enrollment rates by 10 percentage points or more. Graduation rates are also higher in these countries.
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