G20 Summit in Moscow: Consequences of Austerity, Currency Wars, and Taxes

The G20 summit in Moscow February 15 and 16 brought the world’s leading developed nations together to refine targets and plans they made last summer and bring some new economic issues to the table.  The G20 consists of 19 countries plus the European Union, representing about 90% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP), about […]

Hollande Urges for “More Teachers, Less Classes”

Cringe-worthy feedback from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) report on education serves as a red-flag for the French, urging them to take action in this sector. For a country boasting the second-highest GDP in Europe, backwardness compared to other EU countries regarding schooling seems uncalled for. There is no doubt that President […]

The OECD Focuses on French Education

The Organisation for Economical Cooperation and Development (OECD) has disclosed its annual report on education: Education at a glance 2012 (http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/education-at-a-glance-2012_eag-2012-en) and it looks like France has to improve some points. France invests 6.3% of its GDP in education. However its distribution is often unbalanced compared with OECD averages. In fact France prefers to invest […]