The Czech Republic and Romania follow a similar school pattern, although the time frame of compulsory education varies from country-to-country. In part due to the communist focus on technical and vocational school and a history of applicable learning within the education field, these type of schools still play a large role in the educational system. Despite the similarities, these two national education system do not rank at the same level, when looking at the PISA rankings. While the Czech Republic spends a larger portion of its GDP than Romania, both countries remain on the lower end when compared to other EU countries.
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