Latvia - Plea for more expenditure on education - May 31, 2016

Public expenditure on education in Latvia and per-student funding at all levels are lower than many OECD countries. According to the OECD more progress is needed to realise the country’s ambitions in education and for society as a whole. It requires a stronger focus on equity, establishing the conditions for a high-quality education profession and continuing the reforms of vocational and tertiary education. Raising teacher salaries to nationally comparable levels will improve recruitment.

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