Read this article from Andreas Schleicher, the OECD's director for education and skills, who said that nations may have to make a trade-off between smaller classes and paying teachers more. In many cases, high-performing countries choose the latter, he said. "You can spend your money only once, so if you have a fixed amount of money that's the kind of trade-off you have to make. Basically smaller classes limit your capacity to pay teachers better, and that's the trade-off you can see in the data." He said decisions over class sizes and teachers were consistent with what is seen in many high-performing countries. "Finland will be doing the same, Japan will be doing the same, Singapore, Korea,” he said. “All those countries prioritise teaching and teachers over infrastructure and class size."
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