Funding of Education Services

"NZ spends noticeably less per person on education than many of the other countries that we like to compare ourselves with. Education funding per student in New Zealand is 27.8% lower than Canada, 22.4% lower than Australia, 26.4% lower than the UK and 24.9% lower than the OECD average. It is hard to see how we can address this spending gap without increasing taxes. With Labour unwilling to grow tax revenue and the National Party and ACT committed to tax cuts, how will the parties ensure that we can fund the public health services we know we need in the future?"


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Details of the BERL research that supports this question can be found here.