Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Graph from WP clearly shows failure of US schools.

The United States posted mostly average scores on the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, a study comparing math, reading and science proficiency of 15-year-olds.  The graph compares US performance to a selection of top performers from the  from 65 countries and economies that participated. Read the related story in The Washington Post.

The United States wants to compete internationally by working smart, not by working cheap. The competition in the future in international markets will be from the countries teaching their kids to work smart -- and they seem to be the Asian tigers, Japan and Korea, and some of the European countries. Not good news for those Americans who expect to live for the next 40 years or more (the folk under 40). If you are a young parent, the poor job our schools are doing will affect your retirement income.

1 comment:

John Daly said...

:Asian countries top OECD’s latest PISA survey on state of global education"