Sweden has asked the OECD to analysis its Pisa scores. File photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Better teachers means better students: OECD

"What counts is the content of education"
4:06 min

Higher teacher salaries, better career opportunities and a good working environment in the classroom were just a few suggestions offered today by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development to help Sweden improve its school system.

The OECD said Sweden should elevate the status of teachers in society and place high expectations on students' performance if the nation wants to see better scores from pupils in the classroom.

The group's analysis was put together at the government's request after Sweden saw its rankings slide in the OECD's annual Pisa survey that evaluates education systems worldwide.

This was the first time Sweden requested such an analysis from the OECD.

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