Friday, 17 January 2014 15:49

Are Lithuanian kids unhappy and schools bad? Featured

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Are Lithuanian kids unhappy and schools bad? http://www.buzzfeed.com/jakel11/where-in-the-world-you-can-find-the-best-schools-and-the-hap

By many measures, Lithuania is doing quite well.

But there is one measure where Lithuania is at the bottom of the list: happiness and schools.

According to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Lithuanian school kids rate themselves quite unhappy at school.

See this infographic above, published by BuzzFed, which shows results from the international survey that compared test scores from 65 countries. Happiness was ranked based on the percentage of students who agreed or disagreed with the statement “I feel happy at school.” Test scores were ranked based on the combined individual rankings of the students’ math, reading, and science scores.

Lithuania has clearly underperformed many other countries, especially Asian ones, in the OECD’s latest survey, which evaluates the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds.


With rising levels of globalization, international competition and a pressing need to boost growth, it’s more urgent than ever that Lithuanian kids people learn the skills they need to succeed.

Kids are the future of Lithuania, so the country and the government must do everything it can to improve its education system and the prospects of future generations.

The report, together with country analysis, summaries and data, is available here.

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