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Quiz: Education by the numbers

Students work on homework in the common area at The Davidson Academy of Nevada for profoundly gifted students April 26 in Reno. (Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor)

Dropout rates, reading proficiency, average salaries for high school graduates, school-funding relative to other nations: Take our back-to-school quiz and see how you fare in your knowledge of how America educates its children.

- Kevin Moran

1. According to the Department of Education, what percentage of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) did the United States spend on education in 2009?

Source: Department of Education

0.5%

 

7.9%

 

10%

 

14%

 
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