Wednesday, October 9, 2013

America’s Poor Reading and Math Skills

American adults perform poorly when measured against adults from other leading economic nations in math and reading skills!
by Charlie Leck

How do American adults (aged 16-65) do when compared with like adults from 21 other nations that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OEDC)?

Jack Buckley said we are “weaker in numeracy and problem-solving skills than in literacy, and average U.S. scores for all three are below the international average and far behind the scores of top performers like Japan or Finland.” Buckley is a commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics (part of the Department of Education) here in America.

My curiosity was alerted. Was the American sample made up of members of the current U.S. Congress?

Getting serious for a half-second, this kind of international study should worry us. The story about it in the Washington Post is very brief. You can read it here!


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1 comment:

  1. Not to worry, thanks to the NRA, our adults have more guns than any other nation. For some stupid reason, guns are our choice for problem solving - not math.