I thought it might be interesting to explore the state of Education around the world and hence this forum.

Why are some countries doing much better than others and what can we learn that will help our schools and universities. Should education be free is another topic we might explore and if so should it be to school level or should it extend to University education?

I note that education is free in Scotland including University level but we don't have any information as to how well Scotland is doing versus other countries or at least I don't think we have. So is the state of education down to the amount of money or the state of the schools or the class sizes or is it teaching methods?

Lots of questions but perhaps this forum could help with getting some answers so do feel free to get engaged with your thoughts on this topic.