Unfortunately, the US is not the powerhouse we used to be. Some recent stats:
- In one generation, we have fallen from first to ninth in the world in percentage of population who graduates from college.
- Countries who seem to be more successfully educating their youth: South Korea, Japan, Canada, New Zealand and Norway.
- In Science, 15 year olds rank 16 out of 30 countries. In Math, we were trailing 23 other countries!
Source (NY Times, 2010), (Washington Post, 2007)