And yet, our adults are possibly the most educated in the world, because our colleges are by far the best (and many of the best are private, or are state institutions mostly funded through tuition). We already spend a about $8,700 per student annually, and that figure is amongst the highest in the world. Finland is widely considered to have the best primary schooling in the world, and they spend about half as much per student than we do, at PPP. It's not just a matter of spending money. How about ending the war AND cutting taxes for everyone?Maybe a debate on how the money for war could be put into more education programs so maybe we can move up a few spots on the education ladder (Compared to the world, our children are retarded).