U.S. public schools have earned a bad report card…again. Multiple studies comparing test results of American students to those of many other nations show that the United States repeatedly falls short of making the top grades. It’s a problem that has been going on for years, inherent in the educational system itself, and some say it’s purposeful.
Drew Desilver at Per Research Center
As reported by Drew Desilver, the United States still lags behind many other nations in academics. Of 71 countries tested in 2015 via the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the U.S. placed 24th in science, 38th in mathematics, and 24th in reading. For a country like ours, rich with opportunity, these results are disappointing.