“A shocking 27% of pupils who have attended school for six years cannot read‚ compared with 4% in Tanzania and 19% in Zimbabwe. “After five years of school about half cannot work out that 24 divided by three is eight. Only 37% of children starting school go on to pass the matriculation exam; just 4% earn a degree.”Few countries spend so much money on education to so little effect. Now, we can point the fingers of blame all day long and pin it on the corrupt government or the corrupt South African Democratic Teachers Union, but that isn’t the point of this article. We simply take a look at the best and the worst schools in our country.