The recent report Education at a Glance 2011 OECD considers it necessary to invest in education to create future jobs.

With the arrival of the new school year 2011-2012 will be open discussion of education and employment because the Spanish teachers and students are most compulsory teaching hours are above the rest of OECD countries and the European Union, as said Secretary of State for Education, Mario Bedera, coinciding with the presentation of Education at a Glance Report of the OECD 2011 . The report, filed Tuesday in Brussels, with data consisting of 34 countries, 21 of them belonging to the European Union, provides information on current education, paying special attention to further improvement of education and by reducing spending quality public education is impaired, with the result negatively on students who can not see completion of their studies in many cases.

Conclusions of the Report Overview 2011

On the 50th anniversary of the OECD, the Panorama report shed for the first time comparative data for the entire series, with encouraging data for the future.

1. Favorable evolution of the Spanish educational system in recent decades: in 1997, only 10% of the population born between 30 and 40 had a degree, in 2009, the population belonged to the generation of the sons of democracy was already 64% of people with qualifications.
2. Studying is not a waste of time. Secretary of State and Education and Training refers to education as something worthwhile.


3. Despite being called into question the Spanish educational system, is now Spain the country with more teaching hours, thus constituting a positive.

Reading habits of the Spanish

A report that is closely related to the reading habits of people and the social and economic status of each country is called PISA, which stands for Programme for International Student Assessment (Program for International Student Assessment). Thus, the Spanish stand out for being behind countries such as Italy, France and Germany in regard to reading comprehension. Starting often the motivation as a cause of not reading regularly, Spanish students 15 years that support reading about half an hour is around 65% while those who did catch a book for pleasure not reaches more than 15%.

By contrast, the only country that far exceeds the reading habits is Finland, where time spent reading for pleasure reaches a score of 568 points. What became clear in the PISA report for 2009 was whether education systems that were being used in schools, colleges and other educational institutions were viable. To this end, PISA focused mainly on the overall performance and reading comprehension as well as scientific and mathematical skills, the results will not close until 2015.

More investment in education

Investing in education itself is profitable. So Mario Bedera expressed in the Explanatory Report data Panorama 2011. Thus, referring to the investment to be made by Spanish, no less important, so that more graduates and fewer unemployed. Just as manifested Bedera conducive to investment in education, other colleagues, as the president of the Junta de Andalucía , also joined the cause. Jose Antonio Grin, when the new school year, referred to the urgent need to invest in education and not to carry out cuts as other communities are doing to win in future at the same time said that Spain would come out of this Crisis : “We will leave the crisis, the economy will begin to grow and when that time the population still has to have the highest possible level of training because it will be easier to conquer the future.”