Are American teens, when compared to the rest of the world, dumb?
Well, in an academic test given to 15-year-olds from 34 countries, the United States ranked 25th in math and placed in the middle for science and reading. China absolutely dominated the test as they scored first place in all of the categories.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan commented, “The brutal fact here is there are many countries that are far ahead of us and improving more rapidly. This should be a massive wake-up call to the entire country.”
The failing educational system in the U.S. has been of long debate but do you personally consider it a crisis? Surprised by the test results?